The test of an official event scheduled by the European Taekwondo Union in Serbia «has been a success in terms of participation and organisation».

The Ranko Zeravica sports complex in Belgrade hosted from 19-21 October the energy of the European Taekwondo Cadets where they could have a stage worthy of a world championship.

During three (03) days the cadet competition was enjoyed in its maximum expression, distributed in Kyrougi categories by height, where the youngest and future taekwondo stars were looking for the first place in their categories.

The technical and logistical conditions of the Serbian Federation and the ETU ensured a coordinated tournament that ran like a Swiss watch and, most importantly, was a great experience for the young participants.

Among the guests were leaders of the European Taekwondo Union, such as Antonio Barbarino (GER), Secretary General, Jesús Castellanos (Spain), federation presidents, among others.

For the Serbian Taekwondo Federation, this official event represented a great challenge. To make Belgrade the host city of the European Cadet Championships is a source of pride.

The Cadet Championships 2023 was undoubtedly an extraordinary event that brought together the most talented athletes from all over Europe, said Mr. Dejan Burčul, President of the Serbian Taekwondo Federation.

Also Mr. Miroslav Krklješ of the Serbian Taekwondo Federation, secretary general, believes that the European Cadet Championships is an unforgettable experience.

He thanked all athletes, coaches, judges, delegates for coming to Serbia.

Serbia and taekwondo

Serbia has excelled in Taekwondo with world and Olympic medals. It has a very important person in Dragan Jovic. The renowned coach told the press «that all participants take with them the hospitality of the Serbian people».

Double gold olympic champion Milica Mandic

Quality championships

«The desire to do things well, the efforts of all those involved in organising this European Championships in Serbia, have paid off. We are very happy with this experience,» said the ETU Sport Director, Ioannis Mouroutsos.

Event

The Organising Committee presented several awards to distinguished personalities, while the winners proudly stood on the podium of honour to receive their medals, highlighting sports personalities from Serbia, and important officials.

Referees

The referees were coordinated by the Italian, Bruno Brugnano, while the technical delegate was Miklos Patakfalvy (HUN). Supervising the athletes’ statures was Ali Sagirkaya.

Best Referees: Tonia Jo sotiriadou (Female) Henrique Leite (Portugal).

Independent athletes were among the top performers with several first places. Cadets from France, Spain, Azerbaijan, Italy, Greece, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, also took home gold medals, making for a very interesting medal distribution.

Overall team results:

Male Results

Female Results

Carlos Hernández – Ricardo Hernández -Daria Volkova