The deal covers taekwondo specific equipment including competition suits and protective equipment, and ensures the team will be supplied with the best technical products at the three-day 2007 WTF Olympic Qualification Event in Manchester, which starts tomorrow. The deal will be facilitated by Sam Do Trading who are the official distributor of adidas taekwondo equipment in the UK.
Andrew Link, Operations Director Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd, commented: “The partnership of the Great Britain Taekwondo Team and adidas will go a long way to supporting our Olympic aspirations over the next year. adidas have a proven track record in providing durable and innovative kit solutions for a number of different sports across the globe and we believe these products will assist the performance of our players: Sarah Stevenson Stevenson (All Stars Taekwondo Club, Doncaster), Louise Mair (Focus Martial Arts, Elgin), Tony Grisman (Kang Han Taekwondo Club, Mansfield) and Araon Cook (Scorpion Taekwondo Club, Doncaster) at the Qualification Event in Manchester.”
This weekend will see over three hundred athletes from more than one hundred countries descend on Manchester for the 2007 WTF Olympic Qualification Event for the Beijing Olympic Games. The event, offers the leading three athletes in each category automatic qualification for next summer’s Olympics.