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Day 1 of the 2017 European Championships: medals for Belgium

On the first day of the 2017 EC ITF-BELGIUM won 2 medals.  In pre-arranged sparring Andreea Musca & Leen Walraeve won the bronze medal by beating Bulgaria in the first bout, losing from Norway in the second round by 2-3. Andreea also won a bronze medal in tul 4-6 degree, her first EC in this category as she only just graded last February.

Good performances also by Leen in tul 1st degree and by Roeland Heirbaut in junior tul 1st degree,  winning over Italy in his first bout and losing afterwards from Norway, the 2017 European Champion. Roeland is up against Slovenia in sparring tomorrow.


2017 European Championships

Only one week before the Belgian team will leave for Sofia, Bulgaria where the 2017 ITF Taekwon-Do European Championships will take place (April 18-24).

All information on classes, categories and draws: click here.

  • Officials: Master Frank Vanberghen, Annick Van Driessche
  • Umpires: Annick Van Driessche, Eddy Van Damme
  • Coaches: Bob Wigman, Andreea Musca
  • Competitors: Andreea Musca (tul IV°-VI°degree, pre-arranged sparring), Leen Walraeve (tul I°degree, pre-arranged sparring), Roeland Heirbaut (tul junior I°degree, sparring junior -68kg)

European Championships 2017 ITF Taekwon-Do

The 2017 European Championships will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria April 19th-23th 2017.

More details will be uploaded soon, but at this moment we’re already able to present the delegation ITF-Belgium:

Officials: Master Frank Vanberghen, Annick Van Driessche

Umpires: Annick Van Driessche, Eddy Van Damme

Coaches: Bob Wigman, Andreea Musca


  • Andreea Musca: tul female senior IV°degree, senior pre-arranged sparring
  • Leen Walraeve: tul female senior I°degree, senior pre-arranged sparring
  • Roeland Heirbaut : tul male junior I°degree, sparring junior male -68kg

Supporter : Johan Heirbaut




Bronze medal on European Championships

ek2016During the 2016 European Championships in Tampere-Finland Leen Walraeve won the bronze medal in tul senior female I°degree, and this on her first selection for the national team. In the first bout Leen won against the 2015 European Champion, Maja Sigerseth from Norway. Afterwards she won against Ireland (Sarah Lehane) and Finland (Lotta Keränen). In the semifinal she was up against Germany (Sarah Lehne) and lost just nearly with 3 to 2.

Congratulations Leen.


The 2016 European Championships are coming closer

ek2016The start of the ITF Taekwon-Do EC is coming closer. The umpires and officials (Master Frank Vanberghen, Annick Van Driessche and Eddy Van Damme) are leaving on Tuesday April 26th to Tampere, Finland as they have to be present in time at the umpire meeting on April 27th. The coaches (Yves Pollefeyt and Bob Wigman), competitors and supporters will be arriving in Tampere on Wednesday, in time for the registration, weigh-in and coach meeting.

The competition is starting on Tuesday April 28th and will go on for 4 days, except for Friday afternoon as then the yearly AETF Congress Meeting, with elections of the board members, will take place.

Competitors :

  • Andreea Musca : senior female tul III°degree & sparring -50kg
  • Leen Walraeve : senior female tul I°degree & sparring -56kg
  • Roeland Heirbaut : junior male tul I°degree & sparring -68kg & special techniques

All information on the European Championships :