14 European Countries Earn London Olympic Tickets through European Qualification Tournament

World Taekwondo Federation

“A total of 14 European countries were qualified for the taekwondo competition of the 2012 London Olympic Games through the European Qualification Tournament, which wrapped up its three-day event in Kazan, Russia on Jan. 29, 2012. … Serbia, Slovenia and Spain grabbed three Olympic tickets through the European Qualification Tournament, while host Russia, Germany, Ukraine and Turkey clinched two tickets each.… Read the rest

Serbia Clinches 2 Olympic Tickets for 1st time on 2nd Day of European Qualification Tournament

World Taekwondo Federation

“Serbia grabbed two tickets to the taekwondo competition of the 2012 London Olympic Games on the second day of the three-day European Qualfication Tournament in Kazan, Russia on Jan. 28, 2012. For Serbia, the London Olympics will be its first Olympic taekwondo debut.… Read the rest

Russia, Spain Win 2 Olympic Tickets Each on 1st Day of European Qualification Tournament

World Taekwondo Federation

“Host Russia and Spain clinched two tickets each to the taekwondo competition of the 2012 London Olympic Games on the opening day of the European Qualification Tournament at the Palace of Martial Arts ‘Ak Bars’ in Kazan, Russia, on Jan.… Read the rest

European Olympic Qualification Tournament to Kick Off in Kazan, Russia on Jan. 27 for 3-Day Run

World Taekwondo Federation

“The European Qualification Tournament for the 2012 London Olympic Games will be held at the Palace of Martial Arts “Ak Bars” in Kazan, Russia on Jan. 27, 2012 for a three-day run. … A total of 120 athletes from 39 European countries will compete for 24 places for the taekwondo competition at the London Olympic Games.… Read the rest

African Olympic Qualification Tournament Kicks Off in Cairo, Egypt

WTF News

“The WTF African Qualification Tournament for the 2012 London Olympic Games kicked off at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on Jan. 11, 2012 for a two-day run. … A total of 85 athletes from 30 African countries are competing for 16 places for the taekwondo competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games.… Read the rest

Taiwanese taekwondo athlete wins Olympic warm-up

By Lung Po-an and Jamie Wang

“Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun defeated four rivals Sunday to clinch the title in the 49-kg category in a test event for the 2012 London Olympic Games. … Top-seeded Yang ousted French counterpart Sondess Ben Tahar in the first round 5-4 before trouncing China’s Liu Liping 6-2….”

“…The test event, held at the ExCeL London — where the taekwondo competition of the Olympics is scheduled to take place, featured only four weight groups and Taiwan had only one competitor in two of the four — the women’s 49-kg and the men’s 68-kg categories.… Read the rest

Pan American Olympic Qualification Tournament Concludes in Great Success

“After three days of action-packed, fair competitions, the WTF Pan American Qualification Tournament for the 2012 London Olympic Games wrapped up in a resounding success in Queretaro, Mexico on Nov. 20, 2011. … Through the Pan American Qualification Tournament, which took place at the Queretaro Centro de Congresos, a total of 13 countries earned at least one ticket to the taekwondo competition of the London Olympic Games.… Read the rest

Six More Pan American Countries to Join 2012 London Olympic Games

“Six more countries earned at least one ticket for the taekwondo competition of  the 2012 London Olympic Gaems on the second day of the three-day WTF Pan American Taekwondo Qualification Tournament  at the Queretaro Centro de Congresos in Queretaro, Mexico on Nov.… Read the rest