In Paralympics, athletes will compete in Kyorugi. Athletes with similar level of activity limitation compete in weight categories.
- Male K44/43 – Under 61kg, 75kg, Over 75kg
- Female K44/43 – Under 49kg, 58kg, Over 58kg
Rules and Equipment
The Competition Area is composed of a Contest Area and a Safety Area. The Contest Area and Safety Area shall have a flat surface without any obstructing projections and be covered with a WT recognized mat elastic and non-slippery mat. The Contest Area may also be installed on a platform 0.6-1m high from the floor, if necessary. The Outer Line of the Safety Area shall be inclined at a gradient of less than 30 degrees, for the safety of the contestants.
A contestant shall wear a WT approved uniform, groin guard, shin guards, forearm guards, hand protector (if applicable), sensor socks and mouthpiece before entering the Field of Play (FOP).
Para taekwondo athletes may use additional and personalized protective equipment based on the prior approval of WT.
In Kyorugi, foot techniques are the only valid scoring technique. Point(s) shall be awarded when a scoring technique is delivered to the scoring areas of the trunk with power and accuracy.
WT Para Taekwondo Competition Rules