WTO will hold their online Poomsae Championships in July ©WTO

World Taekwondo Oceania (WTO) is set to host its first online Poomsae and Para-Poomsae Championships in July due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Scheduled for July 12 to 14, the event is being run by WTO for all nations from the continent.

Those who seek to compete, must perform two compulsory sequences, otherwise known as Poomsae, with a maximum of 60 seconds break between the two performances.

It follows a similar competition announced earlier this week by Taekwondo Europe who have a colour belt competition for athletes around the world of all ages.

Similarly, for Para-taekwondo there will be three categories with those being junior for 12 to 15-year-old competitors, under 30 and over 30.

WTO are set to hold an online Poomsae Championships ©WTO
WTO are set to hold an online Poomsae Championships ©WTO

In able-bodied taekwondo, there will be children as young as nine eligible to compete with three categories available for those under the age of 18, kids, cadet and junior.

The senior levels will have under 30, under 40, under 50, under 60, under 65 and over 65 categories.

A deadline of July 1 has been set for applications with the video link submission opening on July 3.

The deadline for submitting video links will be July 7 and on July 11 there will be the publication of participant lists.

Only one video can be submitted, featuring the two performances with medals being awarded for those judged as the best.

A jury of five World Taekwondo referees will evaluate the performances.

There are 19 National Federations in Taekwondo Oceania.