The 5th edition of the World Para- Taekwondo Championships is around the corner and Moscow is preparing to welcome the delegations.
Twenty-eight countries have registered so far and there are still many more in the registration process; it is speculated that this will be the largest World Para-Taekwondo Championships ever organized since the World Taekwondo Federation started this kind of competition.
This year there will be various things that will be tried for the first time, such as the inclusion of athletes with intellectual disabilities, who will compete in the category of Poomsae . The reduction of weight categories to increase the number of competitors in each weight category is another new thing this year as well.
On June 18 the Guidelines on Introduction on Classification will be presented to the Team Managers and Coaches; additionally, there will be a complete competition guide, including an open category where the athletes who do not fit in any established category would be included in order to give any athlete with certain disability the opportunity to compete.
Schedule for the 5TH WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships:
Alex Korram, Exclusive masTaekwondo.com