Archive for January, 2012

2012 WTF New Poomsae Score Sheets

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The new 2012 WTF Poomsae Score Sheets are now available from the side bar under
WTF Score Sheet 1 for Free Style Poomsae and WTF New Poomsae Score Sheet 2
for Standard Poomsae.

2012 WTF Poomsae Score Sheets

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The new WTF Poomsae Score Sheets are now available from the side bar under

2012 WTF Poomsae Score Sheets 1

2012 WTF Poomsae Score Sheet 2

WTF Press Release

Monday, January 30th, 2012

18 European countries go to London
2012 Olympic Games 

clinches a ticket on the last of the tournament to make its first
Olympic début in London 

The European Qualification Tournament for the London 2012 Olympic Games successfully
wrapped up in Kazan, Russia, January 29, 2012.

On the last of the tournament featured with three weight categories – Women’s under 67kg,
Women’s over 67kg and Men’s under 80kg, eight countries won at least one quota
place – Turkey, Germany, Slovenia, Ukraine, Serbia, Armenia, Netherlands and
Spain. Among them, Slovenia is the only country that won two places today.

Arman Yeremyan has become the first Armenian taekwondo athlete to compete in the
Olympic Games by winning the gold medal in Men’s under 80kg weight category.
During the European Qualification Tournament, two countries – Serbia and Armenia – seized
the last chance to go to London to realize their Olympic dream for the first time.

Winners of Competition Day 3

1st Nur






2nd Hellena






3rd Franka







Through the six qualification tournaments – a world and five continental, 120 quota places
were awarded to 58 countries. With the four places assigned to the host country,
Great Britain, taken into account, the figures stand at 59 for the number of
qualified countries and 124 for allocated quota places.

Europe has reaffirmed its dominant position in taekwondo as its 18 member
countries have secured 39 places out of 124 for the London 2012 Olympic Games

No of Qualified Countries and Quota Places by Continent

of Qualified NOCs
of Places
Asia 14 35
14 26
Europe* 18* 39*
Oceania 4 8
Africa 9 16
Total 59 124

*Europe – No of Qualified countries includes the host country, Great Britain, and four places
are included in the No of Quota Places.

WTF Press Release

Sunday, January 29th, 2012


This edition provides you with background information and news on the WTF
activties and upcoming taekwondo events

Russian acquired the largest number of quota places in its Olympic taekwondo

 Russia won two more tickets, securing four in total on the first competition day

Alexey Denisenko, Russia  – Gold medalist in Men’s


The European Qualification Tournament kicked off in the
jam-packed Palace of Martial Arts, ‘Ak Bars’, at Kazan, Russia, on January 27,
2012, attracting 120 athletes from 39 countries.
On the first day of competition featured with Men’s under 58kg and Women’s under 49kg
matches, the host country, Russia, has won two more tickets to London, acquiring
four quota places in total. This is the largest number of places that it has
gained in its Olympic taekwondo history. It had won two places in Men’s over
80kg and Women’s over 67kg at the World Qualification Tournament held in Baku,
Azerbaijan in 2011. Russia had sent two athletes to the 2000 Sydney and 2004
Athens Olympic Games each, while none of Russian athletes made it for the 2008
Beijing Olympic Games.
Alexey Denisenko of Russia beat the incumbent world champion, Joel Gonzalez of Spain,
in Men’s under 58kg division to take first place, getting enthusiastic applause
from his home fans. Kristina Kim defeated Ganna Soroka of Ukraine by 8 to 4 in
Women’s under 49kg division and grabbed the ticket to London.
Spain and Germany newly joined the group of qualifiers for London 2012.
Spain won two quota places, shedding bad memories in Baku in which it had failed
to win anyplace.
Brigida Yague in Women’s -49kg won gold medal, while Joel Gonzalez won
silver medal.
Sumeyye Manz of Germany took 2nd place in Women’s under 49kg weight
category and became the first athlete qualified for the London 2012 in the
her team.
Uno Sanli of Sweden beat Andrei Rotaru of Moldova and took the 3rd place in
Men’s under 58kg, gaining one more ticket to London for his home country.
Sweden had gained one place in Women’s under 67kg division at the World
Qualification Tournament in Baku (Click here to see Competition Day 1-Result)
The competition is streamed live on the WTF Web TV ( to deliver
all semi-finals, 3rd-place matches and finals and half of the preliminary
matches. Click here to see the time table to be live-streamed
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WTF European Qualification

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

European Qualification Tournament for the London 2012 to be live-streamed  

The European Qualification Tournament for the London 2012 Olympic Games will kick
off in the Palace of Martial Arts, Ak Bars, at Kazan, Russia, on January 27, 2012 for a
three-day run.
The significance of the tournament cannot be overemphasized, because it will be the
last chance to get a ticket to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
To better  serve the increasing interest of the international media and taekwondo fans
around the world, the World Taekwondo Federation will live-stream this event on
its advanced WebTV platform,  to
deliver all the semi-finals, 3rd-place matches and finals as well as some of the
preliminaries. Click here to see the time table of live streaming.
The result of  competition will be also posted in real time on the site of the result system.
Click here to see live result.
A total of 120 athletes from 39 countries take part in the tournament, and only top three
athletes in each weight category will be awarded a quota place for the London
2012 Olympic Games.
The number of  participating athletes has been changed from 119 to 120 due to Iceland’s
withdrawal of two athletes and new registration of three athletes of Romania.
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WTF Grand Master Kyung Chan Kim Seminar

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Poomsae Seminar conducted by Grand
Master Kyung Chan Kim. Grand Master Kim is the WTF’s Poomsae Committee
Vice-Chairman, the Poomsae Referee Committee Chairman and the International
Poomsae Seminar Teacher.

The Head Instructor Poomsae Seminar was the commencement of six days of seminars and
camp for head instructors, instructors, coaches and athletes that Grand Master
Kim will be conducting in Melbourne and a one day seminar in Sydney. All up
almost 150 registrations have been received for the events.
The intense seminar comprised Grand Master Kim leading instructors step-by-step
through all the forms, then workshopping through the scoring processes
highlighting where and how deductions should be awarded. The workshopping also
included practical judging session with several instructors performing and being
judged by their peers and Mr Kim adjudicating the scores and critique of the
techniques. The workshop was followed up by further poomase training under the
masterful eye of Grand Master  Kim.

At the conclusion of the seminar, Grand Master Kim presented attendees with a
signed certificate and presented several instructors with a Kukkiwon flag for
their dojang. Of note, Grand Master Kim presented Russell Wood with a citation
from the WTF for his contribution to Taekwondo in Australia. Congratulations
Four of our junior Black Belts attended the seminar and gain a considerable amount of knowledge.
See photo of Rachele McIntosh, Amanda Tripptree, Thomas Flordeliz and Crystoval C S Komala.
Other photos include a Head Instructor group, Athletes group, Coaches group and one of Grand Master Kim
presenting Russell Wood with a citation from the WTF.



African Olympic Qualification

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

African Olympic Qualification Tournament Wraps Up in Great
Success on Jan. 12 in Cairo, Egypt

An awarding  ceremony is under way for the women’s -57kg weight category on
the second and  final day of the two-day African Qualification Tournament of the
2012 London  Olympic Games at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on
Jan. 12,  2012.

The WTF African Qualification Tournament for
the 2012 London Olympic Games wrapped up in a resounding success on Jan. 12,
2012 in Cairo, Egypt after two days of competition.
A total of nine countries won at least one
ticket to the taekwondo competition of the London Olympic Games through the
two-day African Qualification Tournament.
Host Egypt clinched four tickets, followed by
Morocco with three berths. Nigeria and the Central African Republic each grabbed
two berths, while five countries – Gabon, Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and
Tunisia – took one ticket each.
Algeria will participate in the taekwondo
competition of the Olympic Games for the first time ever. The Central African
Republic was also qualified to participate in the taekwondo competition at the
upcoming Olympic Games through the qualification tournament for the first time.
The Central African Republic attended the taekwondo competition of the Olympic
Games before through the so-called ‘wild card’
A total of 85 athletes from 30 countries
competed for the 16 berths for the taekwondo competition at the London Olympic
Games. The tournament took place at the Cairo International
On the second and final day of competition,
Egypt’s Hedaya Wahba took top honors in the women’s -57kg category as her final
opponent, Senegal’s No. 1-seeded Bineta Diedhiou, withdrew from the final
In the men’s -80kg division, No. 1-seeded
Chernoubi Issam of Morocco qualified his country a berth as he defeated Egypt’s
Abdelrahman Ahmed 6-1 in the final match. Issam advanced to the final as he
crushed Tunisia’s Yacine Trabelsi 12-3 in a semifinal match.
In the women’s +67kg category, No. 1-seeded
Wiam Dislam of Morocco earned her country a place by defeating Aminata Doumbia
of Mali 10-0 in a semifinal match. Khaoula Ben Hamza of Tunisia also secured a
ticket as she outpointed her semifinal opponent, Azzeddine Linda of Algeria,
9-1. Wiam clinched the 1st place honor as she punched and kicked her way to beat
Ben Hamza 3-1 in the final match.
In the men’s -68kg division, Patrick Boui of
the Central African Republic brushed aside a stiff challenge from Senegal’s
Balla Dieye in a semifinal match to win the match 5-4 and qualified his country
a ticket. Nigeria’s Isah Adam Muhammad beat his semifinal opponent, Wahid Briki
of Tunisia, 8-5 to earn his country a berth. Boui won the top honors as his
final opponent, Muhammad, withdrew from the match.

Tyres Now

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Check out the new Tyre and Wheel Centre in Somerton Road.
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WTF Newsletter January Edition

Saturday, January 7th, 2012


Proud Taekwondo Individuals Raised the Profile of Taekwondo on the World Sports Map

Sarah Stevenson (Great
Britain) – Taekwondo Athlete 

Sarah -2011 Championships










Sarah Stevenson of Great Britain receives an MBE of Queen’s New Year
Honors List for the recognition of her great achievement in taekwondo.
After receiving the award she said, “”It is such a huge honour to receive an MBE
and it’s fantastic to be recognised for the hard work I have put into taekwondo for
the past 21 years. I hope this will continue to help raise the profile of this great sport.”

She also won the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year on December 10th, 2011. “I just
never expected to win so it’s an amazing honour for me and also for taekwondo.
I am so happy to receive this and raise the profile of taekwondo.”

The current World Champion has competed at 3 Olympic Games (2000, 2004, 2008)
and won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and is aiming for the
gold medal at the London 2012 Games.

Atias (Israel) – Taekwondo Athlete

Ron Atias of
Israel was selected by the Israeli National Olympic Committee as
the best 2011 Israeli Young Athlete.

This was in recognition of his major achievements, including a silver medal in the 2011
Junior European Taekwondo Championships and a gold medal at the 2009 Cadet
European Taekwondo Championships.

“I want to thank, for being elected best 2011 Israeli Young Athlete, my coach Mr. Yehiam
Sharabi and Israel Taekwondo President’s Mr. Michel Madar, for their help,
support and encouragement.”

“I started training at the age of 7 and Mr. Sharabi always took care of me and
helped me move forward and achieve what I achieved. Beyond him, it is all
Sharabi’s family, including Mr. David Sharabi, Mr. Sharabi’s father who became a real
support for me, accompanying my family and me in those very difficult times. I
hope to continue to represent Israel with honor in international taekwondo
championships, with the help of my coach Mr. Sharabi, my club and my

Ahmed Fouly (Egypt) – WTF Vice President  





General Ahmed Fouly, Vice-President of the WTF and President of African Taekwondo
Union was elected as President of l’Union des Confédérations sportives africaines
(UCSA) on September  12th, 2011.The UCSA is one of the major sports
organizations in Africa, along with ANOCA (Association of National
Olympic Committees of Africa) having 26 member sports federations in

Prince Tunku IMRAN- President of Taekwondo Malaysia







HRH Prince Tunku IMRAN, President of Taekwondo Malaysia and also the
Malaysian National Olympic Council was elected as new President of the
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), at the organization’s General Assembly
which was held at St Kitts and Nevis on November 11th, 2011.