The official announcement sent yesterday to all MNA´s describes the details of the qualifying tournament, the first step towards Toronto 2015.
Again Mexico, the World´s House of Taekwondo, and the city of Aguascalientes will host the most important multi-sport event in the continent previous to Rio 2016.
For this championship three octagonal areas will be used; twenty international referees will collaborate and, Daedo PSS will be used. The competition will feature 4 Olympic Weight Categories
A total of 109 athletes will search a place in the Pan American Games, distributed in 57 male and 52 female as follows.
- Qualifying Tournament: 92 athletes (48 male and 44 female)
- Wild Card authorized by PATU: 9 athletes (5 male and 4 female)
- Canada as host: 8 athletes (4 male and 4 female)
Male: Top 12 athletes in each weight division will qualify for Four (4) Olympic weight divisions.
Female: Top 12 athletes for first 3 weight divisions (Under 49kg, 49~57kg, 57~67kg) will qualify. For the Over 67kg weight division, only top 8 athletes will qualify.
More detailed information will available regarding the Qualification Tournament immediately after the completion of the Verecruz 2014 Central & Caribbean Games to be held on Nov. 13-17in Veracruz, Mexico, concluded Choi .
Alex Korram, Exclusive MasTKD