Manchester 2018 – World Taekwondo Grand Prix FAQ’s
What is the World Taekwondo Grand Prix?
The World Taekwondo Grand Prix is an annual series of global taekwondo events featuring the world’s leading taekwondo athletes.
- Leg 1 – Rome, Italy 1st – 3rd June 2018
- Leg 2 – Moscow, Russia 10th – 12th August 2018
- Leg 3 – Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei 19th – 21st September 2018
- Leg 4 – Manchester, Great Britain 19th – 21st October 2018
- Final – Fujairah, United Arab Emirates 22nd – 23rd November 2018
Only the top 31 athletes (as ranked by the World Taekwondo Federation) in each of 8 weight divisions are invited to attend plus 1 wildcard entry in each weight group from the host nation (excludes Final).
Where’s the Manchester Grand Prix 2018 happening?
The World Taekwondo Grand Prix will be at the Manchester Regional Arena on the Etihad Campus. Manchester Regional Arena, Rowsley Street, Manchester, M11 3FF
When’s it happening?
The event takes place over 3 days from Friday 19th October to Sunday 21st October 2018.
What’s the schedule?
- Female -67kg
- Male -68kg
- Male +80kg
- Female -49kg
- Female +67kg
- Male -58kg
- Female -57kg
- Male -80kg
There are two sessions per day:
- Day session 9am – 5:30pm:
Preliminaries and Quarter-Finals held simultaneously across 3 courts.
- Evening session 7pm – 10pm (6pm – 8pm Sunday):
Semi-Finals and Finals on the main show court.
Schedule in full here.
What tickets can I buy?
Tickets can be purchased for a single Day/Evening Session, all Weekend (Weekend Pass) or all 3 days (Competition Pass).
Getting to the venue?
We advise all spectators to use public transport to get to and from the Regional Arena.
There is a safe, dedicated route for walking/ cycling from the city centre.
Buses 216/231 are frequent between the Etihad Campus and Piccadilly Gardens (City Centre).
The Metrolink runs every 12 minutes from the Etihad Campus to all Central Manchester stops.
For a detailed guide see here.
What about the British team?
There will be a strong GB team competing, including Double Olympic champion Jade Jones, Olympic bronze medallist Lutalo Muhammad, Double World Champion Bianca Walkden, World silver medallist Mahama Cho, World bronze medallist Damon Sansum and many other GB athletes. For more information see here.