WTF President receives the award of Sport in Ivory Coast
WTF President Chungwon Choue received the Commander of Merit Sport of Ivory Coast(Cote d’Ivoire) during the opening ceremony of the 8th Francophone World Cup Taekwondo in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on June 16, 2012. The award was presented by Ivory Coast Sport Minister Philippe Legre.
Roger Piarulli, president of the French Taekwondo Federation, was also awarded the Official Order of Merit Sport.
On June 15, WTF President Choue along with other WTF leaders visited the National Assembly of Ivory Coast to meet with Cote d’Ivorie President Alassane Ouattara. The two exchanged opinions on how to promote taekwondo Ivory Coast in a cordial atmosphere.
At the meeting, WTF President Choue presented the Ivory Coast president a taekwondo uniform and a black belt.
The 8th Francophone World Cup Taekwondo, which took place on June 16 and 17 at the Palais des Sports de Treichville in Abidjan, attracted 116 athletes from 25 French-speaking countries around the world.
The opening ceremony featured a performance by the WTF Taekwondo Demonstration Team, drawing big applause from the jam-packed arena.
France won the overall title with three gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal, followed by host Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia.