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Under the World Taekwondo statute 6.6, the World Taekwondo President Dr. Chungwon Choue appointed the Officials with great distribution, continental representation and exceptional skills and experiences into the sport of Taekwondo.


In total, twelve (12) World Taekwondo Council Members and two (2) Auditors were elected and re-elected for the WT General Assembly which was held on June prior to the World Taekwondo Champions in Muju, South Korea.


Dr. Chungwon Choue re-appointed as WT Vice-President the President of World Taekwondo Azerbaijan Kamaladdin Heydarov and as a new appointee the President of World Taekwondo Italy Angelo Cito as a WT Council Member.


The WTE representatives in the WT Council were are also Jesus Castellanos Pueblas President of WT Spain, Metin Sahin President of WT Turkey and Anatoly Terekhov President of WT Russia. Additionally as re-elected Auditors were Turkey’s Ali Sagirkaya and Croatia’s Dalibor Krpan.


The four-time World Cup Champion, three-time European Champion and two-time Olympic medallist from France, Pascal Gentil was also elected as chairperson during the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships and also member of the WT Council in a four-year term.


Additionally, the Presidents of World Taekwondo Continental Unions were all re-elected at the General Assembly and also became Vice-Presidents in the World Taekwondo: WT Europe President Sakis Pragalos, WT Africa President General Ahmed Fouly, WT Asia President Kyu-Seok Lee, WT Oceania President John Kotsifas and WT Pan-American President Ji Ho Choi.


On the occasion, the President of World Taekwondo Dr. Chungwon Choue stated: "As we move into a new Olympic cycle, refocus on making World Taekwondo as athlete-centric as possible and upgrade our humanitarian activities, these appointments finalise our leadership team for the near future. The latest appointments arm World Taekwondo with a diverse range of skills, talents, contacts and voices, which when unified under the World Taekwondo Council, will help our organisation achieve its ambitious goals."


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