Triumph at Taekwondo Championships


Isabel Beckstein, student at the TU Munich, won the German university championship title. Michael Tipecska, student at the LMU Munich was also very successful.

The German university championships in taekwondo took place on November 24, 2018 in Jena. Isabel Beckstein, student of the TU Munich and part of the German state team, took part in the championships for the first time. Already while arriving it became clear that the atmosphere was going to be good and relaxed. Perfect conditions for the following matches.
Isabel Beckstein competed in the category -57 kg, which had the highest number of female competitors of the tournament. She triumphed against Alina Przygoda (HS Bund Brühl) and Julia Ronken (DSHS Köln), who also has already won a couple of titles. In the final, she faced Jasmin Richter (University Jena), last year's defending champion. Those two strong athletes already competed against each other in February 2018 during the quarterfinal of the German Championships. Just like in that recent fight, Isabel Beckstein won, despite a deficit of 5 points in the first 30 seconds. Nonetheless she was not taken aback and made another effort. The crucial hit landed in the last 10 seconds and took her from 7:8 to 9:8. This fight was exciting and enthalling until the final second.
Isabel states that she is immensly happy about her victory and wants to thank her trainer Horst Scholz (SV Nennslingen) and the TSV 1865 Dachau. One of her next goals is the participation in the Universiade 2019 in Naples, where more than 8000 athletes from all over the world are going to compete. There, she will represent Germany and the TU Munich. We are very happy for her! Fingers crossed!

The male field fighting for the titles was very competitive, too. Here, too, a student from Munich scored an incredible outcome. Michael Tipecska, student at LMU Munich, fought against strong competitors and landed a fantastic second place in the category -68 kg. Congratulations!

We are very proud that Munich's universities are home to those incredible athletes!