As José Cornelio explained in the interview given to “masTaekwondo TV” the “2012 WTF World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships” will take place in one central area during Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 23, 24 and 25, while the “3rd WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships” will be held in two carpets on the same day which will run until 11:00 pm on Thursday November 22.
Throughout Tuesday we were able to see different teams arriving and others that were already settled at the island. Many competitors started using the instalations for their different training routines, as well as formalizing their qualifications.
During the interview with master Korean-Mexican Daiwon Moon, who is the Technical Director of the 2012 World Cup Taekwondo Team Championship and also responsible for the creation of the Mexican Taekwondo League, he explained how easy and attractive is and less bloody with this new format (TK-5), it not only retains the essence of Taekwondo but shows a better demonstration of skill, hoping to get this type of competences as show in Las Vegas.
Para-Taekwondo on the other hand is presenting more teams, increasing on the female division. Countries like Canada, Iran, Spain, Russia and Guatemala among others, seek to revalidate their titles and for many others this will be their first World Championship.
Today Wednesday is weighing and inspection day for the “Para-Taekwondo” athletes, as well as the Technical Congress World Team Cup and regarding federal policy, there will be a WTF Executive Council meeting from 9:00 am.
We will be permanently reporting from Aruba and also don’t forget that we are “live” broadcasting competition days.
Laura López Rodríguez, Exclusive masTaekwondo.com
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Translation: Silvana Ramírez Cuevas