The beautiful city of Dupnitsa, in Bulgaria was the host of the 18th edition of the Balkan Taekwondo Championships for two competition days on the 24th and 25th of September 2016.
With 9 countries from the Balkan region being present and over 500 competitors for both kyorugi and poomsae, the event was clearly a successful one as Mr. Ivan Banchevski as Vice-President and Mr. Apostol Constantin as Secretary General of the Balkan Taekwondo Union oversaw the progess in both organization and competition management.
The winner of this year’s Balkan Taekwondo Championships and first place country was Serbia, followed by Bulgaria and, on the third place, Turkey. Romania ended up on the 4th place, followed by the National Team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania and finishing up with Moldova and Montenegro.
We area very pleased with how everything turned out and with the quality of the organization skills of the Bulgarian Taekwondo Federation and we hope to see everyone and more next year at the Balkan Taekwondo Championships.28
Bosnia and Herzegovina are about to host their first G1 tournament on the 31st of January 2015. After several years of successful competition organization on the International level, time has come for Bosnia and Herzegovina to have their own G1 Tournament.
In 2015, the Turkish Taekwondo Federation will play host to a number of events, none more interesting than the first edition of the European Kids Taekwondo Championship, set to take place between the 7th and 8th of February in Antalya.
We are most pleased with a competition of this level being brought to the young level of competitors which make-up the kids categories and we are sure that competing at this level will only strengthen the bond that our young participants feel towards both the sport of Taekwondo and it’s spiritual values.
The first G1 Tournament to feature electronic head gear has been held in Greece, between the 16th and 18th of January. The Organizing Commitee of the Hellenic Taekwondo Federation lead by Mr. Christos Manolis put their best foot forward towards ensuring that every possible effort is made for a successful tournament of the highest technical level.
Also we salute the decision being taken to allow juniors and cadets to participate in this event with the participation fee reduced to 50 euros in lue of the current financial crysis, to ensure that more competitors have a chance to be present at this great event, in hopes of motivating their dreams of becoming elite competitors.