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2028 Paralympics to Include Taekwondo

Updated: Oct 31, 2023

2028 Paralympics to Include Taekwondo

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced their list of the 22 sports which will be contested at the 2028 Games in Los Angeles with taekwondo making it on to the schedule.

First contested at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, Paralympic taekwondo provides competition for athletes with limb impairments or arm amputations. Organizers of the 2024 Paris Paralympics, which had already included taekwondo among their events, announced the schedule for their games this week with the first day of competition set to see three taekwondo medals awarded.

The IPC chose not to add karate to their 2028 games leaving taekwondo and para-judo, which is contested among judoka with vision impairment, as the only Asian-based martial arts included.

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