Rafael Khalatyan

Rafael Khalatyan

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Grand Prix Jean Paul Manuelle in Cameroon

Grand Prix Jean Paul Manuelle in Cameroon

The Mfandena Gymnasium in Yaounde recently hosted the 2024 SAMBO edition of the Grand Prix Jean Paul Manuelle tournament, in conjunction with the opening of the 2024 Sambo season, reports the Cameroon Tribune.


China wins sixth Olympic licence for taekwondo

China wins sixth Olympic licence for taekwondo

The Asian Taekwondo Qualifiers took place on 15-16 March in Tai'an, China, with 16 finalists securing their places at Paris 2024. Asian champion Song Zhaoxiang (China) and runner-up Arian Salimi (Iran) reached the men's +80 final. Both won Olympic licences. Song became the sixth Chinese taekwondo athlete to earn an Olympic berth, and China will have the most athletes in Paris.




Stars to watch at the Taekwondo Asian Qualifiers

Stars to watch at the Taekwondo Asian Qualifiers

After last week's European Taekwondo Qualifiers, it is now the turn of the Asian Qualifiers to determine two more taekwondo athletes in each weight class who will secure a place at Paris 2024. The Asian Qualifiers will begin on 16 March in Tai'an, China.


Jiu-Jitsu President's Cup at the Etihad Arena, 15-16 March  

Jiu-Jitsu President's Cup at the Etihad Arena, 15-16 March  

The Jiu-Jitsu President's Cup, one of the most important jiu-jitsu events in the UAE, will be held at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on 15-16 March, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation has announced. The championship, an annual event held during the holy month of Ramadan, will bring together the top clubs and academies from across the UAE. 






Krpalek wins his first tournament of the year

Krpalek wins his first tournament of the year

Over the last three days, the eyes of the judo world were focused on the capital of Upper Austria, Linz, which hosted the second edition of the Upper Austria Grand Prix. If the 2023 edition was already a success, this year the bar was raised even higher.


Paris 2024 European qualifiers: Taekwondo world champion Golubic wins quota

Paris 2024 European qualifiers: Taekwondo world champion Golubic wins quota

Croatia has won its third Olympic quota in taekwondo. On the final day of the European Qualification Tournament, 2023 World Champion in men’s 74 kg category  Marco Golubic defeated Sweden's Ali Alian to reach the final and secure his place at Paris 2024 in the men's -68 kg category. Golubic joins Lena Stojkovic (women's -49k g) and Ivan Sapina (men's +80 kg) who qualified through the rankings.