GM Jessica Stenholm

Country : Norway

First female to be selected to 2 Olympic Games and one of the “Millennium 24” for Sydney Olympics. She has since then trained and coached another Norwegian referee to be selected to London 2012 Olympic Games

Olympic Games and Best Referee Award at the 9th WTF World Junior Championship 2012, Egypt.

The first and oldest taekwondo Club in Norway. All instructors with no exception work without pay.

After years of hard work the club got the district to build an amazing new 13 million NOK 100 sqm big place for the club to be permanently.

Have coached 2 receivers of the Kings Trophy which is the highest honour a Norwegian athlete can achieve in competition.

Three of her students have been selected taekwondo person of the year (once in a lifetime award)

A pioneer and role model for women’s Taekwondo in Norway for more than 30 years

One of the first to sit in the official Norwegian Taekwondo Federation after being approved by the National Federation of Sports

Developed Norwegian Referees and responsible for all education since 1992
Taekwondo experience:


Beginning to practice Taekwondo in 1979
Received 1st Dan in 1983, Kukkiwon no 5004256
National team member (Kyoreugi)
National referee since 1982
WTF IR 3rd Class – November 20th 1991
WTF IR 2nd Class – December 30th 1995
WTF IR 1st Class since December 31st 2000, IR-nr 025-0020
National technical judge since 1997
Referee at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Center Referee for Womens Heavy weight Final between China and Russia)
Referee at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Referee at World Championships 93, 95, 99 Citation best referee
Referee at World Cup for Teams 2006
Best Referee Every European Championships since 1991
US open, Korea Open, Europe Cup and major open tournaments since 1991


National Director of the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame® / NORWAY
Member of Government appointed “Approve committee for full contact sports”
Member of Ex.Co. for 6 periods
Norwegian Referee Director since 1992
Chief Instructor of Oslo Taekwondo Club since 1984
Member and vice chairman of district for 3 periods
Member of the first National Women’s committee
International Representative, Taekwondo
Member of ETU Referee committee
Member of WTF Women’s committee


Inducted into the OFFICIAL TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAME® in 2017
Best Referee Award World Championship 1999 Edmonton, Canada
Best Referee Award World Cup Teams 2006 Bangkok, Thailand
Citation from WTF – January 6th 1999
Citation from Kukkiwon
Citation from KTA
Several Korean National Citations
Taekwondo person of the year in Norway – 2000
Referee of the year award US Open 2001
ETU Honours in Gold 200

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