Taekwondo Poomsae Rankings Point Application; Sparring Winner Will Be Given Qualification for Olympics
(Cheongju / Yonhap News) by Shim Gyuseok
The world's first comprehensive martial arts competition, the 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Mastership, is approaching in 50 days.
2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Mastership Mascots
The government approved international and GAISF sponsored event 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Mastership opens next month on the 30th and will run until September 6th.
The Committee states that it it will have 20 different sporting events such as taekwondo, judo, and jujitsu.
Through the International Federations of the every event, the entering athletes have been confirmed.
World-class athletes have been confirmed one after another as the event approaches.
2010-2011, 2014-2015, and 2018 World Champion Kenji Takeshi and Koji Uematsu, 2012-2018 Champion Satoshi Nakayami and Seiji Hayashi will be competing in the judo 2 person kata(form) event.
World ranking number 1 savate athlete Mohamad Diaby (Mali) with 2018 World Champion 2nd place Maria Musa (Algeria), world ranking number 1 SAMBO athlete Laure Fournier (France) with third place Viktor Reshko (Latvia) will be participating.
2017-2019 European Kurash Champion Mirmanis Iliadis (Greece) with 2019 International Kurash Grand Prix winner Nazarov Khaknazar (Tajikistan), and 2018 Asian Games jujitsu athlete Sung Ki-ra (S. Korea) and world ranking number 1 Amal Aljahid (Belgium) will be competing.
The Mastership utilizes the same ranking and points as the Olympics, World Champions, Grands Prix, and Asian Games.
The events are taekwondo, ju-jitsu, muayhtai, savate, pencak silat, and others totaling 9 events.
The taekwondo poomsae event will be ranked by points for the first time and the winners of the sparring event will have entry for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The taekwondo events will be handled by the Internatioanl Federation. The Federation has sent Technical Delegates(TD) to direct installation of facilities and administration
The use of video assisted judging will also raise the standards of judging for the competition.
Testing for doping will be conducted by Korea Anti-Doping Agency (KADA) using international standards.
Following the World Anti-Doping Agency policy, medallists in every weight class for 8 events such as taekwondo, muaythai, savate, wushu, and belt wrestling must be tested. Every athlete
competing will also be tested.
Committee Secretary General states, "Everyone in this event is working their very best to create a successful international event worthy of its place."
Source: Yonhap News (http://www.chungju2019.com/home/sub.php?menukey=79&mod=view&no=41334)