World Taekwondo Championships Baku 2023 schedule, date, time, events, live stream telecast

World Taekwondo Championships Baku 2023 schedule, date, time, events, live stream telecast

Here is all you need to know about the 2023 World Taekwondo Championships schedule, date and how to watch the tournament live 

There will be 16 weight categories for men and women to compete in at the 2023 World Taekwondo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Six Olympic gold medalists are in the field’s top 10.

Along with the Olympic superstars, this competition qualifies athletes for the 2024 Olympics in Paris and will also feature several past champions.

Through the World Taekwondo Olympic ranking, which will take results from a few different contests into consideration until December 2023, the contest offers competitors the chance to earn points towards Olympic qualification.

The 2023 World Championships will be held in Baku with participation from athletes from 144 nations and a refugee team made up of seven individuals.

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World Taekwondo Championships Baku 2023 schedule, date, time, events, venue, live stream telecast

Bianca Cook (Walkden), a three-time world champion, is in the lead, followed by double global gold medalists Panipak Wongpattanakit, who just triumphed over her fourth Southeast Asian Games crown in Cambodia, Rafael Alba Castillo of Cuba, and Mahdi Khodabakhshi of Serbia.

Two-time Olympic bronze medalist Cook, who is ranked first in the women’s +73kg, is back on the international arena and aiming for a record-breaking fourth world championship after missing the most recent tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico, due to injury. 

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2023 World Taekwondo Championships: Full events schedule in local time, Baku, Azerbaijan (UTC/GMT +4)

Medal events are inferred in bold.

Monday 29 May

  • 09:00-14:00 – scheduledaries men’s -68kg and women’s -57kg
  • 15:00-16:30 – Round of 16 and quarterfinals men’s -68kg and women’s -57kg
  • 18:00 -20:30 – Semi-finals and Finals men’s -68kg and women’s -57kg

Tuesday 30 May

  • 09:00-14:00 – Preliminaries men’s -58kg, women’s -67kg and women’s -73kg
  • 15:00-16:30 – Round of 16 and quarterfinals men’s -58kg, women’s -67kg and women’s -73kg
  • 18:00 -20:30 – Semi-finals and Finals men’s -58kg, women’s -67kg and women’s -73kg

Wednesday 31 May

  • 09:00-14:00 – Preliminaries men’s -80kg, women’s -87kg and women’s -49kg
  • 15:00-16:30 – Round of 16 and quarterfinals men’s -80kg, women’s -87kg and women’s -49kg
  • 18:00 -20:30 – Semi-finals and Finals men’s -80kg, women’s -87kg and women’s -49kg

Thursday 1 June

  • 09:00-12:30 – Preliminaries men’s -63kg and women’s +73kg
  • 14:00-15:30 – Round of 16 and quarterfinals men’s -63kg and women’s +73kg
  • 18:00 -20:00 – Semi-finals and Finals men’s -63kg and women’s +73kg

Friday 2 June

  • 09:00-12:30 – Preliminaries men’s -54kg and women’s -46kg
  • 14:00-15:30 – Round of 16 and quarterfinals men’s -54kg and women’s -46kg
  • 18:00 -20:00 – Semi-finals and Finals men’s -54kg and women’s -46kg

Saturday 3 June

  • 09:00-12:30 – Preliminaries men’s -74kg and women’s -62kg
  • 14:00-15:30 – Round of 16 and quarterfinals -74kg and women’s -62kg
  • 18:00 -20:00 – Semi-finals and Finals -74kg and women’s -62kg

Sunday 4 June

  • 09:00-12:30 – Preliminaries men’s +87kg and women’s -53kg
  • 14:00-15:30 – Round of 16 and quarterfinals +87kg and women’s -53kg
  • 18:00 -20:00 – Semi-finals and Finals +87kg and women’s -53kg

How to watch the 2023 World Taekwondo Championships from Baku

Fans can watch tournament on Olympic Channel and can view the action live from Baku on Olympics.com.

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World Taekwondo will also stream the event live on their website.

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