The World Masters Games (WMG), are the largest sports event in the world dedicated to athletes older than 35 years, an event that involves a number of participants four times more than the summer Olympic Games. No other event in the world is able to attract as many participants as the WMG.
These multi-sport games that will be held in Turin, Italy on August 2-11, 2013, as the Olympic Games are held every four years, attracting thousands of athletes, coaches, officials, leaders and thousands of spectators from around the world.
The International Masters Games Association (IMGA) is an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee, inspired by the Olympic Charter, representing a “Sport for All” event.
Through the World Masters Games, an organization based in Lausanne, they promote sports for older athletes, knowing that competitive sports can be practiced at any age, with great benefits the health.
The World Taekwondo Federation for the first time will participate in these games with 19 countries, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain , Sweden, Turkey and the UK, whose athletes will participate in various disciplines and divisions on August 8-9 in the PalaMirafiori Stadium.
Taekwondo will be separated into two categories: Competitive and Recreational.
Competitive: All athletes who have competed in official international championships sanctioned by the WTF (Continental Championships, World Championships, Olympics etc.)
Recreational: All athletes who have not participated in the above mentioned events.
Combat and Poomsae
Combat (+35 years and +45 years)
Men: -58 kg, -68 kg, -80 kg and +80 kg
Female: -49 kg, -57 kg, -67 kg and +67 kg
Poomsae (+ 35, +41 years, +51 years +61 years)
The Italian Taekwondo Federation will organize and supervise the event which will be carried out under the rules and regulations of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF). Only members of Federations affiliated to the WTF will be allowed to participate. The event also complies with the International Masters Games (IMGA) rules.
Claudio Aranda, Exclusive masTaekwondo.com