Hungary’s Taekwondo Federation leader believes the country’s fighters have good chances of coming back from the Baku 2015 European Games with medals hanging around their necks.
The two top candidates for Hungary’s chances in Baku are Ivett Gonda and Edina Kotsis.
“Both travel to the Azerbaijan capital with medal chances,” Hungary’s Taekwondo Federation President Mr. Patakfalvy Miklós said on the country’s NOC website. “What colour will the medals be? The brighter it is, the greater the joy will be.”
The 28-year-old Canada-born Gonda won gold at the 2011 49kg Pan American Games and has been competing for Hungary since 2013. She won 49kg bronze at the 2014 European Championships, which took place in Baku.
Kotsis meanwhile won the 57kg silver medal at the 2012 European Championships.
“Both are great in the international arena,” Mr. Miklós said.
He stressed that the Hungarian Taekwondo fighters were taking the European Games very seriously because Baku 2015 holds G-4 ranking in terms of qualification points for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
“We are preparing for this competition accordingly,” Mr. Miklós said.