This eTournament in tul & pre-arranged free sparring was open to all ITF members, so the number of participants and participating countries & clubs was big and from all around the ITF world: Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Ethiopia, Finland, Jamaica, Malaysia, Scotland, USA, Uruguay and also one of the affiliated schools of ITF-Belgium: Taekwon-Do Club Gent. A lot of famous competitors participated, and a lot of reknown clubs.
The participants of Taekwon-Do Club Gent performed on a very high level, and this resulted in a lot of medals. Congratulations to competitors and instructors.
Amber Dellaert: gold
Rune Schuddinck: gold
Sakina Khajou: gold
Oumaima Douhaoui: gold
Melike Ersahin: gold
Nelson Van den Bogaert: gold
Khuslen Chingesdalai: gold
Louis Vincent: gold
Frances Van den Bogaert: gold
Maximilien Boyens: silver
Jasper Degryze: silver
Pjotr Tchekouteff: silver
Amal Aden: silver
Rayan Bennani: bronze
Setara Mohammad: bronze
Rawen Mejri: bronze
Inaya Benzaaza: bronze
Floris Ghijsels: bronze
Jan Menschaert: bronze
Roudayna Mejri: bronze
Laetissa Matton: bronze
Taekwon-Do Club Gent turned out to be the overall winner of the tournament, the school ranked first in list of participating clubs!
At this online championship in tul, competitors from 3 clubs ITF-Belgium Participated with white, coloured and black belts: Taekwon-Do Club Gent, Red Force and Ge-Baek. Congratulations to all participants for the high level performances and the good spirit, regardless of the results, and congratulations to their instructors.
On the Open AETF e-Tournament 898 participants from 21 countries subscribed. Amongst them 49 belgian competitors from 7 different affiliated clubs. Two belgian umpires were selected to judge the performances.
The participants needed to send in all of their performances before May 2nd, 1 up to 6 recordings. May 3rd the referees started their work.
All of the participants showed perseverence and motivation, some of them in strange situations as still indoor training is not possible for certain age groups. So all of the participants should be considered winners, and for sure all of them had a nice experience and learned a lot by doing competition in this way, perfecting their techniques and tuls. Congratulations to all of them, they should be proud!
Some of the competitors didn’t reach the second round, some won several bouts, others have a medal. It doesn’t really matter, and all of the performances were of high level.
Still, out of 49 ITF-Belgium won 13 medals and is finishing high in the medal raking: click here.
As an alternative to the cancelled or postponed championships this year, the ITF Tournament & Umpire Committee organized an online, digital championship in tul and pre-arranged free sparring, with about 840 participants from all over the world.
Amongst them 18 members ITF-Belgium subscribed. Out of 5 candidates 2 belgian umpires were selected.
It was quite exciting to follow the tournament and for the competitors and coaches it was a great way of competiting, having the time to analyze the patterns, waiting in suspense for the results. All belgian competitors did a great job, had a high level with some of them just missing a medal. But all of them showed the right spirit and a lot of progression was noticeble over the last period.
In tul female 18-35 IV°-VI° degree, Andreea Musca got the bronze medal, while Andreea and Leen Walraeve won the silver medal in female pre-arranged sparring 18-35 I°-VI° degree. Congratulations!