Irish Taekwondo Team Youth Olympic Games Qualification Event

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Dear Coaches & Martial Artists,

The Irish Taekwondo Union are seeking to recruit 4 athletes [preferably 2 male, 2 female] to attend the Youth Olympic Games Qualification Event in April 2018.

Weight Divisions:


-48kg, -55kg, -63kg, -73kg, +73kg


-44kg, -49kg, -55kg, -63kg, +63kg


To be eligible to participate in the Youth Olympic Games, athletes must have been born between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2002.

Qualification Event Date:

April 6-7, 2018


Hammamet, Tunisia

Those interested in applying for team places for this event please register on the Eventbrite Event Page.

National Team Criteria:

The ITU National Team Criteria Will Not Apply to this Event.

Selection Criteria for YOG Qualification Tournament:

Qualification will be via an ITU Qualification Event.

All ITU World Taekwondo applicants to have international experience.

Non-World Taekwondo Martial Artists are most welcome to apply. All other martial artistst should have a substantial record at major events in their own martial art, ie Medalist at European or World Level.

All applicants to be Irish passport holders.

Event Format - Fight Off

Numbers of Applications Per Division:

1 applicant - the ITU will review applicants competitive WT Competition experience.

2 applicants – Best of 3 fight off

3+ applicants in same division – Round Robin Fight Off, top 2 fighters best of 3.

The Youth Olympic Games Qualification Event is held at a Similar time to the Junior World Championships. Qualification for the World Championships will be via the ITU Selection Criteria.

All applicants must register & pay entry fees by 20th January 2018.

Please register for the weight division you wish to apply for on this Eventbrite Page.
Payment for entry should be made at this linik at time of registration:

Strictly no refunds will be made.

Thank You

Robert Taaffe

ITU High Performance Director

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