Seoul, 17 January 2019

Presidents and Secretaries General
WT Member National Associations

Invitation to Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships

Dear beloved taekwondo family members,

I am delighted to extend to your Member National Association an invitation to participate in the Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships, which will be held on 15-19 May 2019 in Manchester, UK.

Every year taekwondo grows stronger around the world and I have no doubt that this World Championships will showcase the very best of our sport. The World Championships are always very special as our taekwondo family comes together from around the world to share in the collective love of our sport. Not only will we enjoy displays of great skill and athleticism in Manchester but we will also witness friendship and respect from the world’s best athletes. This year’s Championships will also be particularly important as it will take place just one year before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and so athletes will not just be competing for the honour of becoming world champion, but also for vital Olympic ranking points.

Many of you have been to Manchester before for World Taekwondo Grand Prix events and so will have seen first-hand the passion for the sport that exists in the city and its world-class hosting capabilities. World Taekwondo and the Organising Committee are working hard to ensure the very best facilities are in place to allow your athletes to compete at their maximum level. We are sure it will be one of our best ever World Championships.

I look forward to welcoming you in Manchester, UK.

With warmest regards,
Chungwon Choue


Senior laget till VM 2019

Ali ALIAN (SWE-2477)National Team SwedenAthleteSenior DivisionM-68 kg
Abdullahi MOHAMED (SWE-2697)National Team SwedenAthleteSenior DivisionM-58 kg
Carlos CHAMORRO (SWE-3616)National Team SwedenTrainer
Rim BAYAA (SWE-1797)National Team SwedenAthleteSenior DivisionF-53 kg
Ahmed TALABANI (SWE-1795)National Team SwedenTrainer
Noak ALAMI (SWE-1857)National Team SwedenAthleteSenior DivisionM-63 kg
Andreas JOHANSSON (SWE-1546)National Team SwedenCoach
Dennis SIMONOVIC (SWE-1740)National Team SwedenCoach
Johan BERG (SWE-1549)National Team SwedenHead of Team
Ali CHEHADE (SWE-1848)National Team SwedenTrainer
Finn FREDERIKSEN (SWE-2478)National Team SwedenCoach
Ermin TRNCIC (SWE-2712)National Team SwedenAthleteSenior DivisionM-80 kg
Jennifer ÅGREN (SWE-1622)National Team SwedenAthleteSenior DivisionF-57 kg
Elin JOHANSSON (SWE-1503)National Team SwedenAthleteSenior DivisionF-67 kg
Santiago RODRIGUEZ SEGURA (SWE-1543)National Team SwedenCoach
Magnus OLSEN (SWE-1713)National Team SwedenCoach
Amnah CHEHADE (SWE-1514)National Team SwedenAthleteSenior DivisionF-49 kg
Linus DAHLLUND (SWE-1578)National Team SwedenAthleteSenior DivisionM-54 kg
Niklas ANDERSSON (SWE-1547)National Team SwedenCoach


VENUE: Manchester Arena
Victoria Station Hunts Bank Manchester M3 1AR United Kingdom

Team Awards
Based on the point system below, the top five (5) teams of the Men’s division and the top five (5) teams of the Women’s division will receive trophies:
– Basic one (1) point per each contestant who entered the competition area after passing the general weigh-in
– One (1) point per each win (win by a bye included)
– Additional one hundred and twenty (120) points per gold medal
– Additional fifty (50) points per silver medal
– Additional twenty (20) points per bronze medal

In case more than two (2) teams are tied in score, the rank shall be decided by 1) number of gold, silver and bronze medals won by the team in order, 2) number of participating contestants and 3) higher points in heavier weight categories.

Other prizes, such as the “Good Fighting Spirit Prize”, “Active Participation Prize”, MVPs and Best Referees and Best Coaches may be awarded to selected teams and individuals.