19th to 21th October, 2018
This year, the Taekwondo Grand Prix will be returning to their home base of Manchester, with some of the leading athletes in the world geared up to compete across three exciting days of intense competition. It’s not only about serious contest, but also for precious ranking points leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and World Championships in May 2019. Expect a huge crowd lining up for the action this October 2018.
Select Coach Hire offers special packages for those looking to attend the event, with a range of options, including coach and minibus of various sizes, suited for specific requirements. Go to our website and fill a simple form to get a price quote for our convenient transport service. You can also connect with us over a phone call. Make sure to get a hard copy of your ticket before arrival, as there will be no printing equipment available at the venue.
About Taekwondo Grand Prix
It was in the year 2006 when the World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships began, and is scheduled every 2 years by the World Taekwondo Federation. In order to offer a standardized system for entry to the Olympic taekwondo competitions, the federation introduced the WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix in the year 2013, with 4 competitions held every year in individual event.
The tournament will once again bring as many as 250 of the leading athletes across the globe, with an action packed weekend in Manchester. The history of car racing dates back to 1920s and 1930s with the introduction of European Grand Prix Motor Racing. The championship is truly global, although Europe is the traditional base of the sport. You will witness some of the fastest cars in the world, with top speeds up to 375 km/h.
The cream of British talent, including Olympic medallists Lutalo Muhammad, Jade Jones and Bianca Walkden will be kicking for grandeur and your priceless support can do wonders. They will be joined by other leading athletes across 8 different weight categories. It’s a massive platform to earn valuable ranking points, both for the 2019 World Championships and Tokyo 2020 qualification.
There will be a total of five groups, each for participating male and female teams, and the top 4 countries from the previous season, along with the host country. 3 teams with the best record among the 2nd place teams in the men’s and women’s division of the first round, along with the top 5 teams will advance to the quarterfinals. There will be a single elimination format followed for quarterfinal, semi-final and final matches. This explosive and high kicking action sport is surely not to be missed, especially if you love speed and the lovely sound of engine!
Fight For Medals
South Korea is the most successful team in the history of the tournament, with a total of 47 medals, including 16 golds, 14 silvers and 17 bronzes. Russia and Great Britain are joint 2nd place holders in terms of gold medal, with 10 belonging to each of them. Expect some great action between these three countries, and some unexpected surprises as well. Tickets for the events will be available soon!