City

Barranquilla

Venue

Marymount School Coliseum

Technical Information
taekwondo

The Sport

Although it dates back thousands of years, taekwondo, a traditional martial art form Korea, only received its modern form in 1955, when a group of Korean teachers managed to unify the different schools into what is now known as taekwondo. The modality is divided into four categories, according to the weight of the athletes. In the combats, the athletes use protection for their heads, thorax and abdomen and obtain points when hitting with their hands or feet. Kicks can be made against any part of the body above the waist; but with your hands, you can only hit the opponent’s chest. The fights last three rounds of three minutes and an athlete can win in three ways: by knockout, earning more points than the opponent or by disqualification of the opponent.

Event Schedule

July August
SPORT & DISCIPLINES SEX VENUE (SITE) 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3
TAEKWONDO M/F Marymount School Coliseum (BQ)
Opening Ceremony Competitions Final Events Closing Ceremony