Friday, 12 July, 2024

Taekwondo, the Safest Contact Sport

Health insurers in France and elsewhere have placed taekwondo under the “mild risk’ sport.

The results of a recent study by Dr Paul Viscogliosi, Chairman of the World Taekwondo Federation Medical Committee, support the classification of the health insurance providers.  What’s more, the statistics reveal that the low injury rate has declined further over the last few years. This can be attributed to the new rules and requirements introduced by the WTF after the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Here are the other interesting findings.

  • Fewer than four players in every 1,000 suffer injuries in competition or training in recent years.
  • There were no knock-outs or serious injuries in the 2012 London Olympics and WTF World Cup Team Taekwondo Championships.

It is now safe to conclude that taekwondo is among the safest contact sports on the Olympic Programme.

All coaches are encouraged to continue keeping the sport safe for their participants and providing them with a positive training environment where they can enjoy practicing the sport.

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