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With the upcoming Saudi Arabian competition, World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final 2022 is set to close the curtain of the 2022 edition.

Preview

The World Taekwondo Gran Prix is an international taekwondo tournament sanctioned and organized by the World Taekwondo Federation. The Grand Prix was inaugurated in 2013 and has been hosted annually since.

However, the event was canceled for the last two years due to the covid pandemic. The highly awaited return of the 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Prix will be the 8th official iteration of the event.

The 2022 edition calendar contained a total of 4 events. Among them, the Series 1, 2, & 3 events were completed successfully in Italy, France, and the UK respectively. Upcoming Finals in Saudi Arabia will be the final event of this year’s calendar.

The upcoming Taekwondo Grand Prix final will feature competitions for both men’s and women’s disciplines in 4 different weight divisions each. Each of these 8 competitions will feature 16 participants from various countries.

Let us provide you with some important information related to the upcoming international taekwondo showcase.

When will the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final 2022 be held?

  • Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
  • Time: 01:00 a.m. ET.

The Final event of 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Prix is officially announced to begin this Thursday, December 8, 2022. The inaugural ceremony will begin at 09:00 a.m. AST or 01:00 a.m. ET.

World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final 2022 Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Event
December 08 02:00 a.m. General Weigh-in (W-49kg, M-80kg W+67kg, M-58kg, W-57kg, M+80kg W-67kg, M-68kg)
December 09 12:00 a.m. Random Weigh-in (W-49kg, M-80kg, M-58kg, W-57kg, W-67kg, M-68kg)
01:00 a.m. Round of 16 (W-49kg, M-80kg, W+57kg, M-58kg)
03:00 a.m. Round of 16 (W-57kg, M+80kg W-67kg, M-68kg)
06:30 a.m. Quarterfinals (W-49kg, M-80kg, W+67kg, M-58kg)
08:40 a.m. Quarterfinals (W-57kg, M+80kg, W-67kg, M-68kg)
10:30 a.m. Semi-finals (W-49kg, M-80kg , W+67kg, M-58kg)
12:00 p.m. Semi-finals (W-57kg, M+80kg, W-67kg, M-68kg)
December 10 01:30 a.m. Bronze Medal Contests (W-49kg, M-80kg, W+67kg, M-58kg, W-57kg, M+80kg, W-67kg, M-68kg)
03:10 a.m. Finals (W-49kg, M-80kg W+67, M-58kg, W-57kg, M+80kg , W-67kg, M-68kg)
05:30 a.m. Award Ceremony
11:00 a.m. World Taekwondo Gala Awards 2022 & Dinner

World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final 2022 Venue:

  • Venue: Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Olympic Complex
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The giant sports complex in Al Diwan Street titled “Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex” will host the upcoming World Taekwondo Grand Prix final this year. It is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Where to Watch the event on TV?

  • ESPN

ESPN is the official media distribution partner of the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final 2022. Therefore, the medal contest matches of the upcoming taekwondo competition will be live telecast on the ESPN3 channel.

Where to Live Stream World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final 2022?

  • ESPN+

As the official media distributor, ESPN will provide a live stream of all matches of the upcoming World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final 2022 on their digital OTT platform, ESPN+. However, fans will require a subscription to the service to access live streams.

World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final 2022 Awards & Prize:

This year, the WT Grand Prix Final 2022 will provide some exclusive awards in addition to the medals. The awards will be given based on one’s performance over specific criteria. Officials will host an awarding ceremony during the closing day of the event. The official list of awards of the event are –

  • 2022 WT Female Athlete of the Year (Para Taekwondo)
  • 2022 WT Male Athlete of the Year (Para Taekwondo)
  • 2022 WT Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2022 WT Male Athlete of the Year
  • 2022 WT MNA of the Year (Para Taekwondo)
  • 2022 WT MNA of the Year
  • 2022 WT Coach of the Year (Para Taekwondo)
  • 2022 WT Coach of the Year
  • 2022 WT Female Referee of the Year
  • 2022 WT Male Referee of the Year
  • 2022 WT Kick of the Year

The WT Grand Prix Finals 2022 also features medals and prize money for the top-3 participants of each category. These are –

Placement Medal & Certification Prize Money
1st Gold $6,000
2nd Silver $3,000
3rd Bronze $1,000

As an official event of the World Taekwondo Federation, the WT Grand Prix final will also provide points for the WT World Ranking and WT Olympic ranking. An overview of point distribution is provided below –

Placement WT Point
1st 100
2nd 60
3rd 36
4th 21.6
5th 15.12

 

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