Taekwondo

ROME, Italy (June 9, 2019) – World Taekwondo today staged the first-ever medal ceremony of a modern sport inside the ancient Colosseum in Rome. Medallists from the Roma 2019 World Taekwondo Grand Prix stood proudly with their medals alongside World Taekwondo President Choue inside the nearly 2,000-year-old amphitheatre. Some of the athletes in attendance included:
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SEOUL, Korea (May 28, 2019) – World Taekwondo has announced a limited reshuffle of the managerial staff at its Seoul headquarters. Under the reshuffle, which will take effect on June 1, Jerry Ling, who currently heads the Strategic Planning Office, will move to the President’s Office as chief of staff. Kisam Kim, manager in the
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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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