World Taekwondo Europe has announced that the European Qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The event will take place on January 30 and 31 next year.
Initially, the event had to take place in Milan earlier this year, but it got canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
European Qualification Tournament for Tokyo Olympics: 30 and 31 January 2021 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Our host, the Bulgarian…
“I hope this time the Qualification will go on as planned”, the President of the Bulgarian Taekwondo Federation said.
“It’s one of the mosti mportant competitions, because it will determine the participants at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. I’m praying for a happy end with the COVID-19 situation, but as of now, I just don’t see it”, he added.
Previously, World Taekwondo President Dr. Chungwon Choue had said he was hopeful for the Asian and European Olympic taekwondo qualifiers to be held before the end of 2020, but World Taekwondo Europe had since expressed that it would not be possible.