ITA Rocks the World Cup
The 2nd ITF Taekwon-Do World Cup, which ran from 27th-29th October 2006, was the largest ever championships in the history of the ITF with over 850 competitors participating from all over the world. It was also the most successful championships in the history of Irish Taekwon-Do with an unprecedented 34 medals brought home to Ireland.
Irish Taekwon-Do Association (ITA) lived up to its slogan “The Future of ITF Taekwon-Do in Ireland” bringing home 32 medals including;8 Gold, 6 Silver and 18 Bronze, reaching the podium in every discipline, in both individual and team events.
Congratulations to all involved especially head coach Mr. Stephen Cooley who led by example winning Gold in sparring and Bronze in pattern in the veteran section.
Mr. Juan Ferrando, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the ITF Taekwon-Do World Cup has sent the final result statistics.
Irish Taekwon-Do Association (ITA Ireland Team) placed 4th out of 87 clubs/associations
Ireland's Blackbelts placed 3rd overall in World Cup
Ireland placed as 5th Best Country
These results follow on from the ITA Ireland Team's success in the 2005 European Cup, where we placed 2nd in Europe overall.
Congratulations to our competitors, instructors, coaches and supporters for the commitment, hard work, great spirit and dedication which was put in to achieve such wonderful results.