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Guadalajara 2022 World Taekwondo Championships [Results]

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Women -46 kg.
1) STOJKOVIC Lena (CRO)
2) YILDIRIM Rukiye (TUR)
3) RAMIREZ VARGAS Andrea (COL)
3) HUANG Ying Hsuan (TPE)

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Men -54 kg.
1) SALIM Omar Gergely (HUN)
2) RODRIGUEZ Cesar (MEX)
3) CHEN Po-yen (TPE)
3) BAE Jun-seo (KOR)

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Women -49 kg.
1) SOUZA Daniela Paola (MEX)
2) GUO Qing (CHN)
3) WONGPATTANAKIT Panipak (THA)
3) ABUTALEB Dunya Ali m (KSA)

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Men -58 kg.
1) DELL’AQUILA Vito (ITA)
2) JANG Jun (KOR)
3) PLAZA HERNANDEZ Brandon (MEX)
3) JENDOUBI Mohamed Khalil (TUN)

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Women -53 kg.
1) GREENWOOD Makayla (USA)
2) ZUO JU (CHN)
3) BOGDANOVIC Tijana (SRB)
3) DUVANCIC Ivana (CRO)

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Men -63 kg.
1) LIANG Yushuai (CHN)
2) PULATOV Niyaz (UZB)
3) ALHALAWANI Zaid (JOR)
3) JORQUERA CALA Joan (ESP)

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Women -57 kg.
1) LUO Zongshi (CHN)
2) LO Chia-ling (TPE)
3) JONES Jade (GBR)
3) ILGUN Hatice Kubra (TUR)

China and Korea Strike First Golds on Day 1 in Guadalajara

Men -68 kg.
1) KWON Doyun (KOR)
2) SINDEN Bradly (GBR)
3) AGHAYEV Javad (AZE)
3) KALHOR Reza (IRI)

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Women -62 kg.
1) CHAARI Sarah (BEL)
2) SARVANAKI Theopoula (GRE)
3) POWELL Aaliyah (GBR)
3) SADIKOVA Feruza (UZB)

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Men -74 kg.
1) QUESADA BARRERA Daniel (ESP)
2) PONTES Edival (BRA)
3) TAKOV Stefan (SRB)
3) KATOUSI Firas (TUN)

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Women -67 kg.
1) SOLTERO Leslie (MEX)
2) PERISIC Aleksandra (SRB)
3) CASTRO BURGOS Cecilia (ESP)
3) TITONELI Milena (BRA)

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Men -80 kg.
1) DPARK Woo Hyeok (KOR)
2) CINTADO ARTECHE Jon (ESP)
3) BARKHORDARI Mehran (IRI)
3) EISSA Seif (EGY)

China and Korea Strike First Golds on Day 1 in Guadalajara

Women -73 kg.
1) BOZANIC Nadica (SRB)
2) LEE Dabin (KOR)
3) MCGOWAN Rebecca (GBR)
3) WEEKES Crystal (PUR)

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Men -87 kg.
1) KHODABAKHSHI Mahdi (SRB)
2) MENG Mingkuan (CHN)
3) RAFALOVICH Nikita (UZB)
3) SALAZAR Bryan (MEX)

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Women +73 kg.
1) OSIPOVA Svetlana (UZB)
2) AZRAN Dana (ISR)
3) JAHL Marlene (AUT)
3) BRANDL Lorena (GER)

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Men +87 kg.
1) SANSORES Carlos (MEX)
2) GARCIA MARTINEZ Ivan (ESP)
3) MARDANI Sajjad (IRI)
3) SONG Zhaoxiang (CHN)

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Imágenes: Campeonato Mundial de Taekwondo “Guadalajara 2022”

 

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Guadalajara 2022 World Taekwondo Championships [Videos]

 

Serbia and Hungary Grab Gold Day 6 in Guadalajara

On Day 6 of this seven-day tournament, the W-73kg and the M-54kg world titles were up for grabs in Guadalajara’s Centro Acuatico CODE Metropolitano. But before the action got underway, a special ceremony was held on the field of play.

It was “adios” from legendary Mexican fighter Maria “Fist of Fury” Espinoza. The triple Olympic medalist and former world champion received a special award to mark her retirement.

Day 5 Delivers Last Second Golds to USA and China

Day 4 Gold Rush Delivers to Spain, Uzbekistan and Mexico

Day 3 Delivers Gold to Mexico and Korea

Day 2 in Guadalajara Proves Golden for Belgium, Serbia and Mexico

China and Korea Strike First Golds on Day 1 in Guadalajara

W-73kg

This weight class saw World Champion Da-bin Lee of Korea – who in her earlier fights looked relaxed, professional and very dangerous with her ax kick – defend her title against Nadica Bozanic of Serbia.

Lee has superb flexibility and she tried to land her ax kick from the get-go. But it was the Serbian, aiming more conservative kicks at the body, who started landing first going 3-1 up. The Korean spin kicked to the head and fell, in what would become a trend throughout the fight. Round 1 ended 12-7 to the Serbian challenger.

Round 2 started with head kicks flying before Lee landed and put two points on the board, drawing ahead. But the Serbian settled down and was firing more accurate kicks drawing ahead, 4-3. From then on, the final outcome was not in doubt. It ended 9-3 to Bozanic – yet another master performance by Team Serbia against a very, very high quality opponent.

Bronzes were won by Crystal Weekes of Puerto Rico and Rebecca McGowan of Great Britain.

M-54kg

The final in this category saw hometown hero Cesar Rodriguez take on Omar Salim of Hungary. Rodriguez is a fighter’s fighter, boasting endless stamina and a firework display of technique. But he had fought an ultra-tough battle in the semis against Korea’s Jun-seo Bae, that must have sapped his energy. Salim is a stylish proponent of flamboyant technique, who had had an easier fight in the semis.

Round 1 started fast. Salim has a world-class punch, which opened the scoring. Then the Hungarian enlisted his head kick – and with his target radar locked on, lit up the board with lightning techniques – and looked relaxed and stylish doing it: Talk about peaking at the final! Round one ended 14-3 to Salim.

In the second, Salim opened fire with his long, high ax kick. His arsenal mixes punches and stabbing side kicks, with close-in round kicks and an arcing ax kick fired from a loose, low stance. Rodriguez seemed unable to get into gear, or to penetrate Salim’s defense. Comfortably ahead on the board, Salim spent the last seconds retreating – and was penalized for it – but it ended 11-9 in Round 2. A brilliant win for the Hungarian.

In a nice WT family coincidence, Salim’s coach and father, Gergely, had won the world title at Athens in 1991 at 19 – the same age his son grabbed gold in Guadalajara.

Bae – who had battled Rodriguez in possibly the most action-packed bout of these championships – and Po-yen Chen of Chinese Taipei won bronzes.

The seventh and final days of the 2022 World Taekwondo Championships falls tomorrow, with the M-58kg and the W-46kg.

Day 5 Delivers Last Second Golds to USA and China

Day 5 Delivers Last Second Golds to USA and China

The categories contested this evening at Guadalajara’s Centro Acuatico CODE Metropolitano tonight were the W-53kg and the M-63kg.

Both fights went down to the final seconds. And the final seconds of the women’s fight – arguably the most dramatic of this championships so far – will be one that pundits will rewatching for years.

Day 4 Gold Rush Delivers to Spain, Uzbekistan and Mexico

Day 3 Delivers Gold to Mexico and Korea

Day 2 in Guadalajara Proves Golden for Belgium, Serbia and Mexico

China and Korea Strike First Golds on Day 1 in Guadalajara

Day 5 Delivers Last Second Golds to USA and China

W-53g

The final pitted the feet of Makayla Greenwood of USA against those of Ju Zuo of China.

Greenwood walked out to the tune of “American Woman” and got straight down to business. Round 1 was an equal fight that ended on superiority to Greenwood. In Round 2, Zou swiftly landed to the head, then both fighters went down in a tumble. The American put the pressure on, and Zuo lost a point for grabbing, but ended 4-1 up, taking the final to the third round.

Third round would end in extraordinary style.

As the fight got going, Zuo again landed to the head; Greenwood responded with her stabbing side kick. The pressure told, and Zuo lost two gamjeoms for a fall and an exit from the mats. Fraught stuff. As the match counted down, it was 5-2 to Zuo, who suffered a gamjeom, taking the board to 5-3.

Less than three seconds remained. Considerable action and drama would be packed into those seconds.

Day 5 Delivers Last Second Golds to USA and China

Greenwood struck with a kick to the body: 5-5. As she exulted, the award of a gamjeom to Zuo took the board to 6-5. Zuo’s coach looked gutted as another two points were added: Technical points for Greenwood’s blow to Zuo’s body, which had been a spin.

There was less than a second left to play and it was played – but it ended 8-5 to the American.

“I had been training her to fight down to the very last second, and that is what she did!” said her coach, Paul Green.

Tijana Bogdanovic of Serbia and Ivana Duvancic of Croatia went home with bronzes.

Day 5 Delivers Last Second Golds to USA and China

M-63kg

The final was a faceoff between Yushai Liang of China and Niyaz Pulatov of Uzbekistan.

Both men came out fast in the first, with Liang taking an early lead and both using punches to good effect. Though the Uzbek was firing more crowd-pleasing techniques the Chinese was racking up the points, and took Round 1, 6-2.

In the second, Pulatov led the score 3-0 courtesy a sharp body kick and a penalty for Liang, but Liang started clawing the points back, equalizing the board, 3-3. With 20 seconds left to play, both men piled in taking the score to 5-5. But Liang was determined to end it in Round 2, and in the final second, planted a kick squarely on the Uzbek’s torso, taking the score to 7-1. And that was it: Gold for China.

Joan Jorquera Cala of Spain and Zaid Alhalawani of Jordan shared the bronzes, after fighting two very entertaining semis.

If you need another fix of Taekwondo action, sign in again tomorrow, when the M-54kg and the W-73kg categories are contested in Guadalajara.

Day 4 Gold Rush Delivers to Spain, Uzbekistan and Mexico

Day 4 Gold Rush Delivers to Spain, Uzbekistan and Mexico

After a packed day of action on five fields of play, the categories contested this evening at the Centro Acuatico CODE Metropolitano tonight were M-74g, W+73kg and M+87kg.

Clearly, the host country is on a roll in Guadalajara. As of tonight, Mexico leads the field with three gold medals.

Day 3 Delivers Gold to Mexico and Korea

Day 2 in Guadalajara Proves Golden for Belgium, Serbia and Mexico

China and Korea Strike First Golds on Day 1 in Guadalajara

Day 4 Gold Rush Delivers to Spain, Uzbekistan and Mexico

W-74kg

The final was a face off between Edival Pontes of Brazil and Daniel Quesada Barrera of Spain.

Round 1 started with both men fighting cleanly with textbook techniques – round, ax and back kicks – but it was the Spaniard whose rangefinder locked on, as he connected with body kicks, taking the round, 5-1.

In the second, Pontes opened the scoring with a jump spinning back kick for four points. Quesada Barrera struck with a body kick for two. Then it started to fall apart for Pontes. A risky jumping spinning heel kick saw him visit the mats and the board went to 4-3. Then the Spaniard drew ahead, 5-4, fighting with more conservative, but accurate kicks. The Brazilian continued unleashing flamboyant moves, without connecting. The round ended 8-4, with gold for Quesada Barrera.

Bronzes were won by Firas Katousi of Tunisia and Stefan Takov of Serbia.

W+73kg

The final pitted Dana Azran of Israel against Svetlana Osipova of Uzbekistan.

In the first, the Uzbek went one up for a fall, before the Israeli equalized with a punch, then landed a body kick. The pace accelerated and both fighters landed to the torso, taking the board to 3-3. The round ended with a win for Azran on superiority.

In Round 2, both fighters lit up the scoreboard in a good, clean fight with minimal clinching or refereering and plentiful bootwork. The Uzbek drew ahead, 4-2, 6-4 and 6-5, taking the fight to the third round.

Round 3 proved anti-climactic with both players fighting hard, but not scoring. The match went to superiority, granting gold to Osipova and silver to Azran.

Bronzes were won by Lorena Brandl of Germany and Marlene Jahl of Austria.

Day 4 Gold Rush Delivers to Spain, Uzbekistan and Mexico

M+87kg

The most thunderous roars yet heard in this championship sounded as local hero Carlos Sansores strode into the arena to take on Ivan Garcia Martinez of Spain in the final.

Both men went to work with Sansores looked heavier on his feet – until he suddenly connected with a cobra-fast front-foot round kick to the head for three points. Then, he landed a body kick, and in a complex tumble, Garcia Martinez connected to Sansores’ head, but fell. The Mexican took Round 1, 6-3.

Round 2 continued with both fighters fighting hard but not scoring. In the final ten seconds Sansores again unleashed his patented, flicking round kick to the head for three points. Garcia Martinez launched a desperate last-seconds offensive but it was too late: Gold for Mexico.

Bronzes were won by Sajjad Mardani of Iran and Zhaoxiang Song of China.

Action continues in Guadalajara tomorrow, as the M-63kg and the W-53kg categories are contested.

Day 3 Delivers Gold to Mexico and Korea

Day 3 Delivers Gold to Mexico and Korea

That put both nations at the top of the medal tables in Guadalajara with two golds per piece, on just the third day of the contest.

Two categories were contested at the Centro Acuatico CODE Metropolitano tonight: M-68kg and W-49kg.

Day 3 Delivers Gold to Mexico and Korea

W-49k

The final pitched China’s Qing Guo against hometown favorite Souza. In the semis, Guo had won with a first-round KO, but Souza had won a fraught semifinal fight in extraordinary style – coming back from behind with a jumping, spinning round kick to the head in the fight’s last second.

As battle commenced, Guo had the height and leg-length advantage; Souza looked more mobile. It was 1-1 before Souza landed with a head kick, taking the board to 4-1. She sacrificed two points for running and falling, but won Round 1, 4-3.

Souza started 2-1 up, but Guo land a head kick, followed by a tumble: 4-2 to the Chinese fighter, Souza equalized with a body kick, 4-4. Souza was penalized for grabbing, then ate a head kick. After a last-seconds blitz of spinning kicks from Souza, Round 2 ended 8-4 to Guo.

Day 2 in Guadalajara Proves Golden for Belgium, Serbia and Mexico

China and Korea Strike First Golds on Day 1 in Guadalajara

So: The third would be the decider.

Buoyed by a roaring crowd, Souza moved decisively in Round 3. She moved ahead with a combination of points, including a textbook head kick, for an 8-0 lead. In the final seconds, Guo went all out, forcing Souza to backpedaled and tumble, but it ended 8-2, and gold for Souza – with a delighted crowd going ballistic.

Bronzes went to Panipak Wongpattanakit of Thailand and Dunya ali m Abutaleb of Saudi Arabia.

The latter was knocked out in the first round of her semi-final, but nevertheless recovered for the medal ceremony. With a bronze in hand, she became the first female athlete from the kingdom to win a medal in a WT championship.

Day 3 Delivers Gold to Mexico and Korea

M-68kg

The category final saw defending World Champion Bradly Sinden of Great Britain go head to head with Kwon.

Both men started fast, fighting for advantage on the FOP. Kwon lost a point for grabbing, but landed a body shot to go 2-1 before losing another gamjeon and being kicked out of the area. However, he grabbing three points with a head kick, so: First Round to Kwon.

Round 2 continued with Kwon being penalized for grabbing as Sinden pressured him on the perimeter – but again, he clawed back the lead with a body kick, going 2-1 up. Kwon was again thrust out, taking the board to 2-2, then Kwon snapped an oblique kick to the body, going 4-2 up. A fast head kick and a fall by Kwon shifted the board to 7-3 in the Korean’s favor.  The last seconds were all action, but the defending champ was unable to capture a lead and it ended decisively, with a 10-7 victory for Kwon in the second round.

Day 3 Delivers Gold to Mexico and Korea

Reza Kalhor of Iran – who had fought a truly epic battle against Sinden in the semis – and Javad Aghayev of Azerbaijan won bronzes.

Things will be busy tomorrow as the M-74kg, M+87kg and the W+73kg categories are contested.

Day 2 in Guadalajara Proves Golden for Belgium, Serbia and Mexico

The second day in Guadalajara was a densely packed schedule, with not two, but three categories being contested at the Centro Acuatico CODE Metropolitano.

Sarah Chaari of Belgium won the W-62kg title, Mahdi Khodabakhshi of Serbia won the M-87kg category, and – to the delight of the crowd – Leslie Soltero of Mexico won the W-67kg division.

China and Korea Strike First Golds on Day 1 in Guadalajara

 

W-62kg

The final pitted Chaari of Belgium against the entertaining and sure-footed Theopoula Sarvanaki of Greece.

Round 1 started at a fast pace, with both athletes firing off plentiful firepower. Chaari had the height advantage, but Sarvanaki was fighting more cleanly, and Chaari’s grabs lost her the first. Round 2 saw the Belgian go onto the attack, clawing back a lead after a scrappy fight – taking the match to the third.

Round 3 continued in the same messy style with Sarvanaki one point up for grabbing – then the Greek landed a textbook, out-of-nowhere round kick to Chaari’s jaw. Chaari had to fight back and suddenly it was all on: Head kicks, body kicks, punches, grabs and falls at a whirlwind conclusion to the round. It ended 12-7 to Chaari.

Not only did the ferocity of the fight win an especially loud round of applause from the crowd – but a piece of Taekwondo history was written.

Chaari is the first-ever fighter to win golds at both Junior and Senior World Championships in the same year. The Belgian, who moved up to the senior division this year, had previously won gold in the Junior Worlds in Sofia in August.

Bronzes were won by Aaliyah Powell of GB and Feruza Sadikova of Uzbekistan.

Guadalajara 2022 World Taekwondo Championships [Results]

M-87kg

The final in this highly competitive category saw China’s Minkuan Meng do battle against Mahdi Khodabakhshi of Serbia. Taekwondo fans will remember Khodabakhshi – at 31, nine years older than his opponent – as a mainstay of Team Iran. Now, having married a Serb, he has joined Coach Dragan Jovic’s world-beating Team Serbia.

As Round 1 got underway, the Serb landed a punch for a point and several kicks to the body – which did not register. Meng is deadly dangerous with his multiple-angled head kicks, but Khodabakhshi is hugely experienced and weaved out of trouble, taking the first round with a single point.

The Chinese came back, fast, early in Round 2, winning three points for a body kick and a tumble – but then the Serb got back on his feet, landed a head kick and it was 3-3. The seconds counted down in a series of kicks, clinches and falls but Khodabakhshi kept his cool and the round ended 5-4. Under the “best of three” system, that was it – gold for the Serb.

It as a vintage performance by a veteran of the game against a serious challenge from Meng, who won well-deserved silver. Guadalajara is Khodabakhshi’s second World Championship title, having previously won at Chelyabinsk, for Iran, in 2015.

Nikita Rafalovich of Uzbekistan and Bryan Salazar of Mexico had to be satisfied with bronzes.

W-67kg

The last final of the night pitched hometown girl Soltero against the second Serb to reach the finals, Aleksandra Perisic.

Things started at a heated pace. The Mexican won three points after her coach called an IVR for a head kick, going 3-2 up, before the fight went ballistic. Round 1 ended with a very tightly contested 6-5 score to Soltero – drawing chants of “Mexico” from the crowd and appreciative tunes from a Mariachi band in the stands.

Round 2 got underway with three points for a head kick for the Mexican then another three points then a head kick from the Serb won three points: Even all. In the last seconds, Perisic scored to the body, taking Round 2 – and taking the match to Round 3.

In Round 3 the combat was so intense it was impossible to keep track. It ended in Soltero’s favor. The crowd went wild at the victory, as Soltero – and members of Team Mexico in the VIP stands – wept literal tears of joy.

Cecilia Castro Burgos of Spain and Milena Titoneli of Brazil went home with bronzes.

Action continues at the Centro Acuatico CODE Metropolitano tomorrow with the M-68kg and the W-49kg.

China and Korea Strike First Golds on Day 1 in Guadalajara

China and Korea Strike First Golds on Day 1 in Guadalajara

Team China’s Zhongshi Luo won the W-57kg division while Team Korea’s Woo-hyeok Park won the M-80g category after a full day of fights at the Centro Acuatico CODE Metropolitano.

China and Korea Strike First Golds on Day 1 in Guadalajara

W-57kg

The final in this highly competitive category was a showdown between the number-one ranked of Team China and 11th ranked Chia-ling Lo of Chinese Taipei.

Battle commenced with a feeling-out process, both fighters exchanging probing kicks at range, closing, and trying to land in the clinch. It ended 2-1 to Luo.

The second round continued in like fashion, with both fighters – similar in physique and technique – cancelling each other out. Though the points at the end of the second were even at 1-1, Luo took the round – and the match, and the gold – on superiority.

Fifth-ranked Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones of Team GB – who had lost a very hard-fought epic against Luo in the semis –  and Team Turkiye veteran Hatice Kubra Ilgun shared bronzes.

China and Korea Strike First Golds on Day 1 in Guadalajara

M-80kg

The final pitted Jon Cintado Arteche of Spain against Team Korea’s Woo-hyeok Park. It promised to be a scorcher between two very different warriors. Cintado Arteche is a physical bulldozer and a wicked spin kicker; Park is an incredibly mobile player with a vast arsenal of technique.

It was intense from the start: both fighters attacked with venom. Park racked up two points with two punches; the crowd roared at the Spaniard’s spin kicks, which missed by a whisker. It ended 2-0 to Park.

In Round 2, Cintado Arteche had to fight forward, but it was Park who set the pace, kicking forward, putting his opponent on the back foot and taking the lead from the outset. In the final seconds, Cintado Arteche surged forward with jump spinning kicks, driving Park off the mats, but it ended 8-4 to the Korean. And with the best of three rounds in his pocket it was gold to the Korean, silver to the Spaniard.

Mehran Barkhordari of Iran – who had fought a sensational battle against Park in the semis – and consistent medalist Seif Eissa of Egypt went home with bronzes.

Action continues at the Centro Acuatico CODE Metropolitano tomorrow with the M-87kg, the W-67kg and the W-62kg.

Dr. Chungwon Choue: “La región panamericana está creciendo”

Tal afirmación fue hecha por el máximo dirigente del Taekwondo mundial en el marco de la Cena de Gala 2022 de PATU la noche de este 12 de noviembre en el Hospicio Cultural Cabañas de Guadalajara, México. Esta Gala es la primera que organiza una Unión Continental, en la que además se realizó la primera inducción de personalidades al naciente Salón de la Fama del Taekwondo panamericano.

PATU rinde homenaje a personalidades de la región

 

PATU, en manos del LAE. López Delgado, otorgó un reconocimiento especial al Dr. Choue por su contribución al desarrollo del Taekwondo en América y en todo el mundo.

“Es un honor recibir este reconocimiento. Como siempre recuerdo, en 2014 se hizo la primera Cena de Gala de World Taekwondo y después de la organización de los Juegos Olímpicos Londres 2012, el Campeonato Mundial de Puebla 2013 es uno de los más exitosos en la historia de los Mundiales”, recordó el Dr. Choue a propósito de los antecedentes organizativos de las gestiones de López Delgado.

López Delgado: “Llevaremos a PATU a la cima del éxito”

 

“PATU vive un momento muy importante ya que gracias al liderazgo de Juan Manuel la región completa está creciendo”, reiteró. Y agregó: “Que estemos en un evento como este significa y es la representación que tenemos una gran fuerza como deporte y como Taekwondo en el mundo”.

El también presidente de la Fundación Humanitaria de Taekwondo recordó en vísperas del inicio del Campeonato Mundial Sénior Guadalajara 2022 que el 2023 será un año histórico para el Taekwondo, ya que se cumplen 50 años (1973-2023) de la fundación de World Taekwondo.

“Sin duda alguna que el año próximo marcará un hito para nuestro deporte”.

“Tenemos 212 países como miembros de WT más un equipo de Refugiados, y eso es algo que nos da un enorme poder en el movimiento olímpico. El siguiente país por ingresar viene de África: Namibia”, resaltó.

El dirigente cerró con una reflexión para todas las Federaciones Nacional del mundo: “Una de nuestras preocupaciones es que no sólo seamos un deporte de crecimiento, honradez, disciplina y respeto, sino que realmente tengamos un gran impacto en el Movimiento Olímpico. ¡Viva PATU!”.