WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships Announcement

April 01, 2009, 6:58 p.m. (ET)

USA Taekwondo has been notified that the World Taekwondo Federation will be hosting the 1st WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships on June 10, 2009, in Baku, Azerbaijan.   Those U.S. citizens born after January 1, 1992, that are holders of a Kukkiwon certification, are eligible to compete pursuant to the disability criteria outlined in the competition announcement.

While USA Taekwondo is unable to provide funding for this event we wanted to encourage eligible athletes to compete in this WTF-sanctioned event.  If you meet the below classifications and have an interest in competing in this event please send your taekwondo resume and the attached application form to Meredith Miller by Wednesday, April 15.  

Again, airfare associated with participating in this event will be the responsibility of the athlete.   The organizing committee will provide room and board from check-in on June 7 to check out on June 15.  The competitors would not be required to stay past June 11th or 12th.  Depending on the level of interest, USA Taekwondo may provide a National Team Coach for this event.  All applicants will be contacted after Wednesday, April 15.