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The 18th Pan American Taekwondo Championships are ready to start

The 18th Pan American Taekwondo Championships are ready to start

Everything is set at the Garcilazo Coliseum of the Bolivian city of Sucre for the 18th Pan American Taekwondo Championships to begin. The event will take place from next Wednesday 10th of October to Sunday the 14th with a total of 25 countries battling for the titles.

The national federations which have confirmed their participation in the contest are: Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Ecuador, El Salvador, USA, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

The Championship will start hosting the 2nd Pan American Senior Poomsae and Para-Taekwondo Championships, which will be played during all Wednesday long, and the Bantam (M-63/W-53) and Feather (M-68/W-57) categories of the 18th Pan American Kyoroogi Taekwondo Championships, which will start and finish that same day. The organizers have chosen Thursday as the main day for the Fin (M-54/W-46), Light (M-74/W-62) and Middle (M-87/W-73) categories and Friday for the Fly (M-58/W-49), Welter (M-80/W-67) and Heavy (M+87/W+73) contenders. The weekend is reserved for the 2012 Pan American Open, which will count with the participation of the color belts fighters on Saturday and the black belts ones during Sunday.

Anne-Caroline Graffe, Milica Mandic, Anastasia Baryshnikova and María del Rosario Espinoza in the London 2012 over 67 kg final podium

This will be the first Pan American Championships in which contestants will compete using the PSS electronic scoring system created by the Spanish company Daedo, which is expected to bring even more excitement to a show that will have the Canadian Yvette Yong (Number 2 in the Women Fin WTF World Ranking) as its main star.

WTM will keep you up to date with the latest news and results of the Pan American Championships since next Wednesday.

[WTM]

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