Sonkal"s on Euros
6.5.2009 – One of 2009 top event in taekwondo will take place in Slovenia next week. City of Slovinske Konjice will host twenty-fourth senior and 15th junior European championship and as a premiere – First veteran European championship (there were 3 world championships in past).
Further brand new aspects of competition will be senior categories of V. and VI. Dan and change in team rules (team may be built from up to 10 competitors). We think that this rule change means end of universal competitors with high standard in all categories and will improve medal income for countries with large number of competitors. Last news is adding one competition day (from 3 to 4, 14.-17. of May).
European championship returns back to Slovenia after 12 years. This time in Zreče and Konjice. First will provide accommodation and facilities for meetings and registration. Championship itself will be held in Konjice. Organizers introduced interesting idea. There will be 5 web cameras. Online videos will be available at Championship website.
Monday (11/5/09) is the day when Czech national team will move to Slovenia. Sonkal will have 2 students (ok, girls again :o) there. Check what they will compete in
Three referees will be send from Czech Republic, one of them is Ondřej Vrábel (IV. Dan), Sonkal instructor.
We wish Aneta and Monika good luck and some medals. So we cross our finger for national team and twice as much for our girls :o)
We will try to share current information online and look forward to pack of photos and videos after Championship.
First photos from European championship