Experience combat sport at the Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Taekwondo event
With around 2000 years behind it, Taekwondo has stood the tests of time and is regarded as one of the most beloved martial art forms worldwide. Establishing itself first as part of the Games in 1988, you can see the best combat fighters this year with tickets for the Tokyo Games 2021: Taekwondo, right here from StubHub.
The way of kicking and punching makes a fine sport
Especially during the 20th century, Taekwondo established itself as the dominant martial art in Korea. From then on it was also promoted as such internationally and made its debut at the Games in 1988 in Seoul, though only as a demonstration sport. In the Games of 2000, in Sydney, it was promoted to a gold-medal sport and has been a medal sport in the Games ever since. Despite taking its time to reach the professional league of the Games, the sport counts to the most popular worldwide, being pursued by around 80 million people from every corner of the world. In the Games, there are competitions for men and women, performed separately. The categories available are divided into weight classes: men can perform in -58, -68, -80 and +80 while women compete in weight classes -49,-57, -67 and +67. Depending on the weight category the focus may predominantly lie on agility, power or force, but Taekwondo is a very well-rounded sport that requires a mix of skills from all athletes. Translated Taekwondo means "the way of kicking and punching", but to perform these kicks and punches flawlessly, Taekwondo athletes have to display extreme flexibility and pinpoint execution. All matches are fought on a matted octagon and last three rounds, with each round taking up two minutes. Witness the spectacle of the martial art live with tickets for the Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Taekwondo from StubHub and remember to make us your ticket vendor of choice when it comes to re-selling unneeded tickets. We’re happy to help.
A quick mind for a quick sport
The main aim in Taekwondo is pretty straightforward: opponents try to kick or punch each other and get scores for their execution and how difficult the manoeuvre was (spinning kicks to the opponent’s head, for example, are scored quite high). Apart from being a sensational sport, it is almost unsurpassed in entertainment value, as you see the skilful kicks live. Buy or sell your tickets for Tokyo Games 2021: Taekwondo from StubHub and check out what else is on in summer 2021, for example Tokyo Games 2021: Artistic Swimming, Tokyo Games 2021: Boxing and Tokyo Games 2021: Karate, among many more sports.