Thursday, June 17, 2004

Dr. Chung Won CHOUE Elected New WTF President

Dr. Chung Won Choue, former president of the Kyunghee University, was elected new President of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), in a vote session at the Extraordinary General Assembly held on June 11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Incheon Airport, west of Seoul.

Noteworthy thing is that Choue, 57, was elected through a direct vote by head of the member national associations, conducted first ever in the 30 years of WTF history.

In a vote session, Choue won 106 votes while another candidate Cha Sok Park, WTF Vice President, garnered 41. SunJae Park who also ran for the presidential election, withdrew from the candidacy shortly before the election, saying that he would drop out of the race for the unity of the organization. Choue will serve Dr. Un Yong Kim’s remaining term of office which ends next year.