Technical Regulations - Taekwondo

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the Summer Deaflympics 2021 from 01 May 2022 to 15 May 2022 and will consist of the following 11 events (5 for men, 5 for women and 1 for mixed):

Event Men Women Mixed
-58kg    
-68kg    
-80kg    
+80kg    
-49kg    
-57kg    
-67kg    
+67kg    
poomsae individual  
poomsae pair    

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:

Event Minimum Age Maximum Age  
-58kg 15 - Born on or before 05 Dec 2006
-68kg 15 - Born on or before 05 Dec 2006
-80kg 15 - Born on or before 05 Dec 2006
+80kg 15 - Born on or before 05 Dec 2006
-49kg 15 - Born on or before 05 Dec 2006
-57kg 15 - Born on or before 05 Dec 2006
-67kg 15 - Born on or before 05 Dec 2006
+67kg 15 - Born on or before 05 Dec 2006
poomsae individual 12 - Born on or before 05 Dec 2009
poomsae pair 12 - Born on or before 05 Dec 2009

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

2.3 Number of Teams
Not Applicable

2.4 Qualified Teams
Not Applicable

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

Men Women
6 6

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

Event Men Women Mixed
-58kg 1 - -
-68kg 1 - -
-80kg 1 - -
+80kg 1 - -
-49kg - 1 -
-57kg - 1 -
-67kg - 1 -
+67kg - 1 -
poomsae individual 1 1 -
poomsae pair - - 2

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

Event Reserves/Substitutes
-58kg No reserves/substitutes
-68kg No reserves/substitutes
-80kg No reserves/substitutes
+80kg No reserves/substitutes
-49kg No reserves/substitutes
-57kg No reserves/substitutes
-67kg No reserves/substitutes
+67kg No reserves/substitutes
poomsae individual No reserves/substitutes
poomsae pair No reserves/substitutes

 

2.8 Competition Entry Standards
Not Applicable

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

2.10 Non-Starting Athletes
A fine of USD$100.00 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 (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)
TBC - TBC
TBC - TBC
TBC - Sport Liaison Officer
TBC - 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)
TBC - TBC
TBC - TBC

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the WTF (version: 2019). 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 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. Wherever possible, officials will possess the WTF international license valid for 2022. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committee, the Technical Director and an ICSD-designated Respresentative shall appoint a WTF representative 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
To be announced

5.2 Training Venue
To be announced

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule
To be announced

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 enters 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$100.00 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$100.00 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. Poomsae

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

The waiting period between 1st Poomsae and 2nd Ppoomsae is 30 to 60 seconds.
Individual: Taegeuk 6th, 7th, 8th Jang, Koryo, Keumgang, Taebak, Pyongwon
Pair: Taegeuk 6th, 7th, 8th Jang, Koryo, Keumgang, Taebak, Pyongwon

9.2. Kyorugi

9.2.1. Octagonal-shape
The Competition Area is comprised of a Contest Area and a Safety Area. The Competition Area shall be square shaped andthe size shall be no smaller than 10mx10mandno larger than 12mx12m. At the center of the Competition Areas shall be the octagonal-shape Contest Area. The Contest Areas shall measure approximately 8m in diameter, and each side of the octagon shall have a length of approximately 3.3m. Between the outer line of the Competition area and the boundary line of the Contest area is the Safety Area. The Contest Area and the Safety Area shall be different colors, as specified in the relevant competition’s Operational Manual.

9.2.2. Duration of Contest
The duration of the contest shall be three rounds of two minutes each, with a ONE (1) MINUTE rest period between rounds. In case of a tie score after the completion of the third round, a fourth round of TWO (2) MINUTES will be conducted as the sudden death overtime round after A ONE (1) 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.

9.2.3. 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.

9.2.4. Contestant uniform and protective equipment
A contestant shall wear a WTF-recognized uniform, trunk protector, head protector groin guard, forearm guards, shin guards, hand protector, sensing socks (in case of using Electronic) and be equipped with a mouth piece before entering the Field of Play. Head protector must be firmly tucked under left arm when entering into competition area. Head protector shall be put on the head following instructions of the referee before the start of the contest.
The groin, forearm and shin guards shall be worn beneath the Taekwondo uniform. Wearing any item on the head other than the head protector shall not be permitted. Any religious item shall be worn beneath the head protector and inside the uniform and shall not cause harm or obstruct the opposing contestant.
The contestant shall bring WTF-recognised uniform and protective equipment as well as Electronic sensing socks sensors and mouthpiece. For his/her personal use Electronic PSS (Electronic Body Protector) and Electronic Head Gear to be provided by the Organising Committee.

Notice: this regulations are subject to change. Last updated on Thursday, 25-Feb-21 18:25:14 GMT.