Dr Choue is reelected at 28th General Assembly
Dr Chungwon Choue was reelected as President of the World Taekwondo Federation for the next four years after winning the election held today in Muju, Korea, during the 28th General Assembly of the WTF.
Choue thanked everyone for their support and confidence before announcing the members of the Council for the next term of office:
– Jesus Castellanos (Spain)
– Maria Borello (Guatemala)
– Driss El Hilali (Morocco)
– Issaka Ide (Niger)
– An-Chin Hsu (Chinese Taipei)
– Kook Hyun Jung (Korea)
– Hazem Ahmad Awwad Naimat (Jordan)
– Tae Kyung Kim (New Zealand)
– Metin Sahin (Turkey)
– Anatoly Terekhov (Russia)
– Inseon Kim (Canada)
– Juan Manuel Lopez (Mexico)
The reelected President accepted the challenge to lead the WTF during the next four years and promised to “fulfill all the pledges made during his campaign”.
Choue declared he was counting on the support of the global Taekwondo family to do so before starting to detail the improvements made in the last four years under his leadership: the improvement and upgrade of the field of play, the new competition rules approved, the super Rio 2016 Olympics and the addition of Para-Taekwondo to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic program.
Choue also talked about future events to happen around the family, like the upcoming rebranding of the WTF to World Taekwondo, which will give the Federation an even more global presence around the globe.
The recently reelected President did also highlight the humanitarian work done by the Global Taekwondo Movement and stated that despite all the good job done in the last years under his leadership, “the best days for Taekwondo are yet to come. Taekwondo forever”.
Dr Choue also commented: “We will focus our attention on the social contribution of Taekwondo. That’s why we created the Taekwondo Humanatarian Foundation, helping those who need support at the refugee camps, running education programs so that taekwondo can contribute to the global society”.
The President said goodbye to the Assembly until the 29th edition, which will take place next year in Hammamet, Tunisia.
Pau Aguilar, Muju