WTF Taekwondo Grand Prix
|Date||13 - 15 December 2013|
|Funding||Up to £250,000|
The inaugural WTF World Grand Prix will be hosted in Manchester, the home of GB Taekwondo, from 13 to 15 December. Three other World Taekwondo Grand Prixs will be staged around the world next year, leading up to a Grand Prix Final at the end of 2014. Each Grand Prix will feature the top 35 ranked athletes in each of the four Olympic taekwondo weight categories for both male and female.
The rankings will be determined before each competition and the host nation of each competition will be allowed to add one athlete, per weight category for both male and female.
The top four ranked athletes qualify directly to the quarterfinals, while eight of the remaining 32 athletes are seeded based on their rank.
The Grand Prix Final will take the top eight ranked athletes from each respective weight category who will be seeded based on their rank.