Background: The goal of the presented study was to identify personality and temperament traits of Olympic taekwondo competitors at a varied level of advancement in relation to their sports performance. Material and methods: There were 127 Olympic taekwondo competitors in a junior category (n = 63) and a senior one (n = 64) who were divided into two research groups, i.e. competitors who won medals and competitors who did not win medals in the Polish championship of Olympic taekwondo. Results: Having analysed the data, it turned out that the two researched groups (juniors and seniors) were similar regarding a low level of anxiety and neuroticism, a high level of extroversion and an average level of agreeableness. The only variable significantly differentiating competitors in junior and senior groups was neuroticism. Conclusions: In the junior group, it was extroversion that differentiated the competitors with or without medals, in the senior one – agreeableness.



Author ORCID Identifier

Marek Graczyk: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9979-1214; Milena Lachowicz: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8402-0564