World Taekwondo Championships

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World Taekwondo Championships
Current event or competition:
2019 World Taekwondo Championships
Competition details
Discipline Taekwondo
Type kyourugui, biennial
Organiser World Taekwondo (WT)
History
First edition1973 in Seoul, South Korea
Editions24 (2019)
Most wins239 medals Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea

The World Taekwondo Championship is held every two years by World Taekwondo. [1]

World Taekwondo International sport governing body

World Taekwondo, called the World Taekwondo Federation until June 2017, is the international federation governing the sport of taekwondo and is a member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). The body was renamed in June 2017 to avoid the "negative connotations" of the previously used initials WTF. World Taekwondo was established on May 28, 1973 at its inaugural meeting held at the Kukkiwon with participation of 35 representatives from around the world. There are now 208 member nations. Since 2004, Choue Chung-won has been the president of World Taekwondo, succeeding the first president, Kim Un-yong. On July 17, 1980 the International Olympic Committee recognized World Taekwondo at its 83rd Session in Moscow, Soviet Union. First, Taekwondo was adopted as a demonstration sport of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea; later, on September 4, 1994 Taekwondo was adopted as an official Sport of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the 103rd IOC Session in Paris, France. According to World Taekwondo,

Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.

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Competitions

YearDateCity and host countryVenueMen's championWomen's champion
1973 May 25–27 Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg Seoul, South Korea Kukkiwon Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg  South Korea
1975 August 28–31 Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg Seoul, South Korea Jangchung Arena Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg  South Korea
1977 September 15–17 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, United States International Amphitheatre Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg  South Korea
1979 October 26–28 Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart, West Germany Glaspalast Sindelfingen Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg  South Korea
1982 February 24–27 Flag of Ecuador (1900-2009).svg Guayaquil, Ecuador Coliseo Cerrado Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg  South Korea
1983 October 20–23 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen, Denmark Brøndbyhallen Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg  South Korea
1985 September 4–8 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Seoul, South Korea Jamsil Arena Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
1987 October 7–11 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona, Spain Palau dels Esports Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
1989 October 9–14 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Seoul, South Korea Jamsil Arena Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
1991 October 28 – November 3 Flag of Greece.svg Athens, Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
1993 August 19–23 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, United States Madison Square Garden Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
1995 November 17–21 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Manila, Philippines Folk Arts Theater Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
1997 November 19–23 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Hong Kong Coliseum Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea
1999 June 2–6 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Edmonton, Canada Universiade Pavilion Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea
2001 November 1–7 Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Jeju City, South Korea Halla Indoor Gymnasium Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea
2003 September 24–28 Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Olympia-Eissport-Zentrum Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea
2005 April 13–17 Flag of Spain.svg Madrid, Spain Palacio de Deportes Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea
2007 May 18–22 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing, China Changping Gymnasium Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea
2009 October 14–18 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen, Denmark Ballerup Super Arena Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2011 May 1–6 Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Gyeongju, South Korea Gyeongju Indoor Stadium Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea
2013 July 15–21 Flag of Mexico.svg Puebla, Mexico Exhibition Center of Puebla Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2015 May 12–18 Flag of Russia.svg Chelyabinsk, Russia Traktor Ice Arena Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2017 June 24–30 Flag of South Korea.svg Muju, South Korea Taekwondowon Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2019 May 15–19 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Arena Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2021 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wuxi, China Wuxi Taihu International Expo Center

All-time medal table

All-time medal count as 2019 World Taekwondo Championships. [2]

The 2019 World Taekwondo Championships was the 24th edition of the World Taekwondo Championships and was held at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, Great Britain from 15 to 19 May 2019.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1713236239
2Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 222663111
3Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 15273880
4Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 15213369
5Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 14212257
6Flag of the United States.svg  United States 13214983
7Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 12131641
8Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 78823
9Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 6123452
10Flag of France.svg  France 6111734
11Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 661527
12Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 4303468
13Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 451625
14Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 43815
15Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 411015
16Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3131834
17Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 26311
18Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 251724
19Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 231217
20Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 2068
21Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 2024
22Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 1111426
23Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 161219
24Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 151622
25Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1517
26Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 141015
27Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 131115
28Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 1214
29Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 111719
30Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1157
31Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1135
32Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 1023
33Flag of Niger.svg  Niger 1001
34Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 05611
35Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 03710
36Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 0246
37Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 0224
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 0224
39Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 0213
40Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 0202
41Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 0156
42Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 0145
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 0145
44Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0112
45Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 0101
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 0101
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 0101
48Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 0088
49Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0077
50Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 0066
51Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 0044
52Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 0033
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 0033
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0033
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 0033
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 0033
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 0033
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 0033
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 0033
60Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0022
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 0022
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0022
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 0022
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 0022
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 0022
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 0022
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 0022
68Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0011
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 0011
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 0011
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 0011
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 0011
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 0011
Totals (73 nations)3283286561312

Multiple gold medalists

The table shows those who have won at least three gold medals.

Men
AthleteCountry Gold medal world centered-2.svg Silver medal world centered-2.svg Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Total
Steven López Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5005
Choi Yeon-ho Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 4004
Bahri Tanrıkulu Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 3115
Lee Dae-hoon Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3014
Jin Seung-tae Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3003
Kim Je-kyoung Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3003
Kim Yong-ki Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3003
Yang Dae-seung Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3003
Kim Tae-hun Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3003
Women
AthleteCountry Gold medal world centered-2.svg Silver medal world centered-2.svg Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Total
Brigitte Yagüe Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 3216
Cho Hyang-mi Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3014
Jung Myoung-sook Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3003
Bianca Walkden Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 3003

See also

The World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships began in 2006, and is held every two years by the World Taekwondo Federation.

The World Taekwondo Junior Championships is a worldwide bienal championship organized for juniors age category by World Taekwondo, first held in 1996 in Barcelona. The event is contested every two years.

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  2. "Result of Tournament". Taekwondo Data. Retrieved 29 May 2011.