Ukrainian Taekwondo Federation (WTF) in cooperation with Ukrainian Center of physical culture and sport for people with disabilities initiated and hold the first Ukrainian Para-taekwondo Championship.
Within a year, after World Para-taekwondo Championships on 22.11.2012 in Aruba, Santa-Cruz, where just only one athlete (female) Viktoria Marchuk presented National Federation, para-taekwondo in Ukraine highly developed. As a result, the oportunity to hold official para-taekwondo championships existed, and athletes from 7 regions of Ukraine took part in this great event.
Besides, more than 500 participants of the II Ukraine Open Tournament "Zaporojskaya sech" came to support para-taekwondo athletes.
Spotsmen competed in 3 categories:
Seniors: -67 kg (female), -68kg (male), +80kg (male)
Ludmila Lebedeva (Zaporojskaya region) -67kg
Yaroslav Palyok (Dnepropetrovskaya region) -68kg
Vladimir Shorstsky (Kirovogradskaya region) +80
Anton Lipovoy (Zaporojskaya region) -41