Technical Regulations - Taekwondo

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the 23rd Summer Deaflympics from 18 July 2017 to 30 July 2017 and will consist of the following 13 events (6 for men, 6 for women and 1 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
-58kg
-68kg
-80kg
+80kg
-49kg
-57kg
-67kg
+67kg
poomsae team
poomsae pair
poomsae individual

2. PARTICIPANTS

2.1 Invitation to Participate
ICSD and the Organising Committee will invite all National Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) members in good standing to participate in the competition.

2.2 Eligibility

2.2.1 Hearing Loss
Participation in the competition is restricted to athletes who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Refer to the ICSD Audiogram Regulations for additional details on measurement of hearing loss.

2.2.2 Age
Athletes must meet the minimum age requirement for each event listed below:

EventMinimum Age
-58kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-68kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-80kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
+80kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-49kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-57kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-67kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
+67kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
poomsae team12Born on or before 18 Jul 2005
poomsae pair12Born on or before 18 Jul 2005
poomsae individual12Born on or before 18 Jul 2005

2.2.3 Compliance
Only athletes who comply with the Deaflympics Regulations are allowed to participate in the competition.

2.4 Number of Teams
Not Applicable

2.5 Qualified Teams
Not Applicable

2.6 Number of Athletes per Discipline
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each Taekwondo discipline listed below:

MenWomen
99

2.7 Number of Athletes per Event
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

EventMenWomenMixed
-58kg1--
-68kg1--
-80kg1--
+80kg1--
-49kg-1-
-57kg-1-
-67kg-1-
+67kg-1-
poomsae team33-
poomsae pair--2
poomsae individual11-

2.8 Number of Reserves or Substitutes per Event
A maximum number of reserve/substitute athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

EventReserves/Substitutes
-58kgNo reserves/substitutes
-68kgNo reserves/substitutes
-80kgNo reserves/substitutes
+80kgNo reserves/substitutes
-49kgNo reserves/substitutes
-57kgNo reserves/substitutes
-67kgNo reserves/substitutes
+67kgNo reserves/substitutes
poomsae teamNo reserves/substitutes
poomsae pairNo reserves/substitutes
poomsae individualNo reserves/substitutes

2.9 Competition Entry Standards
Not Applicable

2.10 Competition Entry Rules
Only an authorised representative of each NDSF is allowed to submit competition entries.

2.11 Non-Starting Athletes
A fine of USD$100 will be levied on each non-starting athlete unless he/she submits a doctor's declaration in writing English that he/she should not be allowed to start.

3. REGISTRATION
Please refer to the 7. Individual Sports in the General Technical Rules - Summer Deaflympics, for further details on registration.

4. COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

4.1 Technical Organisation
ICSD is be responsible for the technical organisation of the competition in conjunction with the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

4.2 Committees

4.2.1 Technical Committee
The Technical Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Bongkyu Jeong - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Ali SAGIRKAYA - Representative of WTF
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Engin SARIKAYA - Sport Liasion Officer
Muhammet Akif KIRISCI - Deaf Representative

4.2.2 Protest Committee
The Protest Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Bongkyu Jeong - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Ali SAGIRKAYA - Representative of WTF
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4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the WTF (version: Kyorugi: 2016.11.15 / Poomsae: 2014.03.19). In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations, the English text shall prevail. Unforeseen incidents not covered by the Rules and Regulations shall be dealt with as follow:

4.3.1 Cases of a general nature will be resolved in accordance with the Deaflympics Regulations, General Technical Rules - Summer Deaflympics and this Taekwondo Technical Regulations.

4.3.2 Cases of a technical nature related to competition rules will be resolved in accordance with the WTF Rules and Regulations.

4.4 Competition Equipment

All equipment used during competition must comply with the WTF Rules and Regulations.

4.5 Competition Clothing

4.5.1 Participants must wear competitive uniforms representing their nationality, duly registered and published in accordance with the WTF Rules and Regulations.

4.5.2 Participants must observe the Deaflympics Regulations regarding advertisements on their uniforms and clothing worn in the competition area.

4.6 Draw
The draw for all events will be conducted under control of the Technical Committee and in accordance with the WTF Rules and Regulations.

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the WTF Rules and Regulations.

4.8 Officials

4.8.1 Judge/Referee/Umpire
Allocation of the officials to conduct the events will be made by the Technical Committee. Whereever possible, officials will posses the WTF international license valid for 2017. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committe will appoint Representative of WTF and an appropriate number of officials to conduct each event.

4.9 Unforeseen Incidents
In the event of unforeseen incidents not covered by the rules and regulations, the Technical Committee will make a determination. In the absence of the Technical Committee, the ICSD Technical Director will make a determination.

5. VENUES

5.1 Competition Venue

The competitions will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Ataturk Sports Hall-58kg, -68kg, -80kg, +80kg, -49kg, -57kg, -67kg, +67kg, poomsae individual, poomsae pair, poomsae team

5.2 Training Venue
To be announced

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

EventDate - TimeVenue
Poomsae Individual - Men & Women28 Jul 2017 - 09:00Ataturk Sports Hall
Poomsae Pair - Men & Women28 Jul 2017 - 09:00Ataturk Sports Hall
Poomsae Team - Men & Women28 Jul 2017 - 09:00Ataturk Sports Hall
Kyorugi - Men -58kg29 Jul 2017 - 09:00Ataturk Sports Hall
Kyorugi - Men -68kg29 Jul 2017 - 09:00Ataturk Sports Hall
Kyorugi - Women -67kg29 Jul 2017 - 09:00Ataturk Sports Hall
Kyorugi - Women +67kg29 Jul 2017 - 09:00Ataturk Sports Hall
Kyorugi - Men -80kg30 Jul 2017 - 09:00Ataturk Sports Hall
Kyorugi - Men +80kg30 Jul 2017 - 09:00Ataturk Sports Hall
Kyorugi - Women -49kg30 Jul 2017 - 09:00Ataturk Sports Hall
Kyorugi - Women -57kg30 Jul 2017 - 09:00Ataturk Sports Hall

6.2 Training Schedule
To be announced

6.3 Technical Meeting

6.3.1 Date and Location
To be announced

6.3.2 Attendance
Each participating NDSF may be represented by a maximum of two officials, of whom at least one must be deaf. The NDSF may also bring an interpreter if necessary.

7. CONTROL AND SANCTIONS

7.1 Hearing Devices
The use of any hearing aid(s)/amplification or cochlear implant is not allowed in the restricted zone area.

7.1.1 Restricted Zone Area
The restricted zone area is in effect at the moment the athlete enter the competition area during the warm-up and competition periods.

7.1.2 Violation and Penalty
When this rule is violated, refer to ICSD Audiogram Regulations 8: Violations and Penalties.

8. PROTESTS

8.1 Procedures for lodging a protest
All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the WTF Rules and Regulations and will be adjudicated by the Protest Committee.

8.1.1 Any protest must be written in English on the Official Protest Form. The form and a deposit USD$100 must be given to the ICSD Technical Director within 60 minutes after the official public posting of results.

8.1.2 The ICSD Technical Director will decide whether the protest is sport-related or eligibility-related. The Protest Committee will review all sport-related protests, and the ICSD Representative will review all eligibility-related protests.

8.1.3 The deposit of USD$100 will be returned to the applicant only if the protest is considered valid.

8.2 Procedure for reviewing a protest
The Protest Committee will meet in the competition venue or a designated office at a time decided upon by the ICSD Technical Director.

8.2.1 The ICSD Technical Director will chair of the Protest Committee.

8.2.2 The Sport Liaison Officer (SLO) will be responsible for booking a meeting room and interpreters.

8.2.3 The SLO will contact and inform all members of the Protest Committee of the meeting time and location.

8.2.4 The ICSD Technical Director will be responsible for liaising with the State Sports Association's Competition Manager.

8.2.5 After adjudication, the ICSD Technical Director will forward the original Official Protest Form (along with the protest fee if the protest was denied) to the ICSD Secretariat. The SLO will forward a copy of the form to the Deaflympics Headquarters.

9. ADDENDUM

9.1 Certificate and Participation
Contestants shall be the holder of Taekwondo Dan / Poom certificate issued by the Kukkiwon / WTF (only WTF athlete license).

Taekwondo athletes may participate in one or both Poomsae and Kyorugi.

9.2 Drawing of Lots (reference: 4.6)
The drawing of lots shall be conducted under control of the Technical Committee on the day prior to the first day of competition. Drawing shall be made from light to heavy weight categories.

9.3 Competition Plan (reference: 4.7)

9.3.1 Kyorugi
The duration of the contest shall be three rounds of two minutes each, with a one minute rest period between rounds. In case of a tie score after the completion of the third round, a fourth round of two minutes will be conducted as the sudden death overtime round after a one minute rest period following the third round. 

In case a contestant advances to the fourth round, all scores and penalties awarded during the first three rounds shall be void and decision shall be made only by the result of the fourth round.

The first contestant to score a point in the fourth round shall be declared the winner. In the event that neither contestant has scored a point after the completion of the fourth round, the winner shall be decided by superiority as determined by the refereeing officials. The final decision shall be based on the criterion of superiority for the fourth round only.

9.3.2 Poomsae
Recognized Poomsae: Individual, Pair and Team competitions from 30 seconds to 90 seconds.

The waiting period between first Poomsae and second Poomsae is 30 to 60 seconds.

Individual: Taegeuk 6th, 7th, 8th Jang, Koryo, Keumgang
Pair: Taegeuk 6th, 7th, 8th Jang, Koryo, Keumgang
Team: Taegeuk 6th, 7th, 8th Jang, Koryo, Keumgang

9.4 Weigh-in
• Weigh-in of the contestants for each day of competition shall be completed on the previous day of the relevant competition.

• During weigh-in, the male contestant shall wear underpants and the female contestant shall wear underpants and brassiere. However, weigh-in may be conducted in the nude in the case that the contestant wishes to do so.

• Weigh-in shall be made once, however one more weigh-in is granted within the time limit to any contestant who did not qualify the first time.

• So as not to be disqualified during official weigh-in, scales identical to the official one shall be provided at the contestants’ place of accommodation or at the arena for pre-weigh-in.

9.5 Bout Stoppage Procedure for Referees
If the contestant is not aware that the mat referee is stopping the bout, then the referee is obliged to put his or her hand on the contestant’s shoulder.

Notice: this regulations are subject to change.