Established back in 2002, Great Britain Taekwondo is responsible for the management, performance, and preparation of British athletes at the European Championship, World Championship, Paralympic Games, and the Olympic Games. We are based in Manchester, and with the help of funding from the National Lottery, we have train up to 30 athletes at a time.
We Host Regular Events
Great Britain Taekwondo hosts regular events to give all of our athletes that chance to show off their talents as well as benefit from some home advantage. In 2017 we hosted the Para World Taekwondo Championships and in 2019 we hosted the World Taekwondo Championships. In 2021, we are going to host the Gran Prix and in 2023 we will be hosting the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final.
What Our Mission Is
We have one main mission and that is to provide talented athletes with logical and factual support so that they can release their full potential at some of the biggest competitions in the world such as the European Championship, World Championship, and the Olympic Games. Since Great Britain won out very first gold medal at the World Championship in 2001, the British Taekwondo team has continued to enjoy plenty of success on the world stage, such as securing our first ever Olympic medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing before we went on to win gold and bronze medals in 2012, and bronze, silver, and gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Meet the Athletes
Below you can find out about a few of our successful British Taekwondo athletes.
At the age of just 19, at the 2012 Olympics in London, Jade Jones made history when she became our first ever Taekwondo athlete to pick up a gold medal. She was later awarded an MBE by the Queen for her achievements. Since then she went on to pick up a Commonwealth title and a gold medal at the European Championship. However, she was not done there. She became a double Olympic Champion by defending her title at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Mahama has been a member of the British Taekwondo team for many years now, and he is well known for having a strong punch. His legacy started when he was selected as a wild card at the first Manchester Grand Prix back in 2013, which he went on to win the gold medal. This win meant that he earned the right to fight at the other events in that series. Since then, he has increased his medal tally by fighting at the Paris, Swiss, and Luxor Opens. In 2014, he competed in the Gran Prix series and picked up a silver and bronze medal. He qualified to compete at the Olympics in 2016, but he agonisingly missed out on picking up a medal as he finished fourth. In 2017, he picked up at a silver medal at the World Championships, and this was followed by him winning gold at World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Rabat.
Betting on Taekwondo
Nowadays, you can bet on basically any sport and Taekwondo is no exception to this rule. At the moment, betting lines for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo are still not confirmed as fighters are still taking part in qualifying rounds, but these will be up closer to the time. However, according to Taekwondo World Rankings, Vladislav Larin is the one that you should keep an eye on in the heavyweight division and he is followed closed by South Korea’s Kyo-don.
Betting on this sport is pretty straightforward as there are not usually a wide variety of markets available for Taekwondo. Most of the time you will only be able to bet on who you think will win a fight - although sometimes you might come across a bookie that gives you the chance to bet on whether one fighter will knock their opponent out. Before you place your bet on a fighter to win, you should do a bit of homework and check out what type of form they are in. If you just go ahead and place blind bets, then you are most likely going to lose whatever bet you place.