Taekwondo

MANCHESTER, UK (May 19, 2019) – Four new athletes were today elected to serve on the World Taekwondo Athletes’ Committee for a four-year term from 2019-2023. The new members were elected by their fellow athletes during the Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships. It was the first time that World Taekwondo has held elections for its
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MANCHESTER, UK (May 19, 2019) – World Taekwondo today took another step forward in the implementation of its Sustainability Strategy as World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue signed a pledge to implement the principles enshrined in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sports for Climate Action Declaration. The letter, addressed to the Executive
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MANCHESTER, UK (May 19, 2019) – The Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships drew to a spectacular close today with Korea, China & Great Britain finishing top of the overall medal table, following seven dramatic gold medal matches. In the women division, Korea finished top of the medal table, followed by China and Great Britain. In
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MANCHESTER, UK (May 18, 2019) – An exciting fourth day of competition at the Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships saw Thailand, Italy and Great Britain claim the three golds on offer. Each World Champion was awarded their medals in the evening with IOC President Thomas Bach in attendance. Thailand’s Panipak Wongpattanakit and Italy’s Simone Alessio
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MANCHESTER, UK (May 15, 2019) – World Taekwondo (WT), the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) and the International Judo Federation (IJF) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote humanitarian, peace and development activities. The MOU was signed by World Taekwondo and THF President Chungwon Choue and IJF President Marius L. Vizer on the side-lines of
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MANCHESTER, UK (May 13, 2019) – World Taekwondo today hosted an innovative Conference focused on delivering best-in-class insight and interactive discussions on key issues facing taekwondo and the world of sport. The World Taekwondo Conference was split across three key themes: sport for social development; safe sport; and integrity and compliance. Experts specialising in each
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GOLD COAST, Australia (May 10, 2019) – World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue today emphasized the power of sport to empower the powerless during his keynote speech at the United Through Sports Closing Ceremony in Gold Coast, Australia. Addressing representatives from International Federations, President Choue spoke of the great success of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF)
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GOLD COAST, Australia (May 7, 2019) – World Taekwondo today signed an MOU with the International Military Sports Council (CISM) to enahnce mutually beneficial collaboration between the two organisations. The MOU was signed on the sidelines of SportAccord 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia by World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue and CISM President Colonel Hervé Piccirillo. The
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4D Cameras, Athletes Committee Election and a Refugee Team to Contest SEOUL, Korea (May 7, 2019) -The Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships will take place in Manchester, Great Britain, from May 15-19, with distinguished guests, a futuristic camera rig and a team of special athletes all joining the proceedings. The Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships
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GOLD COAST, Australia (May 6, 2019) – World Taekwondo (WT) President Chungwon Choue was today honoured with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President’s Trophy in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Olympic sport and as President of WT since 2004. The award was presented to President Choue by AOC President and IOC Member, John Coates,
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