World Taekwondo Committed to Athlete Safety at 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

SEOUL, Korea (Jan 29, 2020) – World Taekwondo announced that head protectors with face shields will be worn by Para Taekwondo athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and Qualification Tournaments in order to further ensure athlete safety. The recommendation made by the World Taekwondo Para Taekwondo Committee followed extensive analysis of data collected…

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Iran’s female Olympic medalist seeks new life in Germany

LÜNEN, Germany (AP) — Iran’s only female Olympic medalist said Friday she wants to compete for Germany after defecting from her native country, calling herself “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.” Kimia Alizadeh is trying to rebuild her life and career after she announced this month she had left Iran, citing sexism…

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World Taekwondo Demonstration Team Perfoms at Italia’s Got Talent

The World Taekwondo Demonstration Team impressed the judges at Italia’s Got Talent audition, as judge Mara Maionchi secured the team’s automatic place in the final by pressing the golden buzzer. The Demonstration Team wowed the 2,000 spectators that filled the theater, who showed their  appreciation and excitement at the mastery of the power and skill…

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