2010 Youth Olympic Qualifiers - Results
A total of 385 athletes from 96 countries competed for tickets to the Singapore Youth Olympic Games at the WTF World Qualification Tournament, which featured five male and five female weight divisions. (Maxium 6 atheltes per country allow to participate)
Through the qualification tournament, a total of 30 male and 30 female athletes, the top six athletes per weight category, were qualified for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games.
Eighteen countries won one ticket (spot) to the taekwondo competition of the 1st Youth Olympic Games.
Mexico and Russia earned five tickets (spots) each to the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, while Korea and Germany grabbed four tickets (spots) to the Singapore Youth Olympic Games. Iran, France, China and the United States earned three tickets (spots);
while six countries - Ukraine, Jordan, Canada, Cuba, Egypt and Turkey - got two tickets (spots).
The two Canadians who fought for their spot to the Youth Olympic Games is none other than our junior athletes: Melanie Phan and Stefan Bozalo from Tae Geuk Taekwondo.
Congratulations to the both of you for qualifying to the YOG. And a special CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Master Lim who keeps believing and pushing each one of us to our maximum potential.
2010 1st Youth Olympic Games Info:
Place - Singapore
Date - 2010 Auguest 19-23,