Gibraltar was represented at the recent Taekwondo World Championships held in Madrid from 12th - 17th April 2005, by Ernest Garcia; British Taekwondo Control Board (B.T.C.B.) Gibraltar Chairman and accompanied by Dean Chipolina and Keith Chichon. These championships were by far the largest competition of its nature with 1237 competitors representing 125 countries exceeding last years numbers. During the course of the 5 days, numerous sparring competitions took place demonstrating a high level of expertise. In between the bouts of combat dynamic demonstrations of technical ability and proficiency were displayed which thrilled the large crowds of Taekwondo enthusiasts present. 

During the week Ernest Garcia was able to make many contacts with coaches and competitors which will benefit B.T.C.B. Gibraltar. A series of talks were held concerning the upcoming Second Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships and it was confirmed that Gibraltar had achieved member and competitor status. Proudly the Executive President of the British Taekwondo Control Board Master Park Soo Nam (9th Dan) was elected Vice President of the World Taekwondo Federation.

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