The Pan American Taekwondo Union (PATU) has confirmed its intention to hold a total of six events between March and October to determine each group’s seeding in the Team Kyorugui modality at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago.
These competitions, according to the official website of the organization, will allocate points for the Pan-American ranking of regional multisport competitions.
The first of these was the Pan-Am Series II in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from March 24 to 26, in which the Cuban and two-time world champion
Rafael Alba, who weighed over 80 kg, showed that he was back in full fitness after injury, which he demonstrated on the mat, becoming champion in his weight.
The Olympic bronze performance in Tokyo, together with a good performance in the Greater Antilles selection, brought Cuban taekwondo the classification of its team in all modalities to be present in the Chilean city.
After the Brazilian competition, the Dominican Republic will host two tournaments that will count towards the Pan-American rankings in the team modality: 1st place. Team Kyorugui Pan American Championship and Dominican Open scheduled for April 28th and 29th at the Juan Pablo Duarte Pavilion in Santo Domingo.
These events will give way to the traditional Costa Rica Open, which will take place from 8 to 11 June in Heredia, the city that just hosted the qualifiers for the San Salvador 2023 Central America and Caribbean Games and the Pan-Am I series. Cuba considered the score to develop the closing of the tournament.
This will be the Havana Open, which will take place from 11 to 15 October. The Battle of Havana will determine the group leaders in the team discipline, which will debut at the continental festival as part of the tenth presentation of taekwondo at the Pan American Games since Indianapolis 1987.
Source: Juventud Rebelde