SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Aug. 31, 2023) - World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue used the opportunity of the World Taekwondo Cadet Championships to meet with a number of senior officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina and discuss the development of Taekwondo in the country.
On August 29, President Choue, Secretary General Jeongkang Seo and Council Member Metin Sahin met with Bosnia and Herzegovina National Olympic Committee (NOC) President Izet RADO with the delegation of the National Taekwondo Federation in BiH, President Samir Saric.
The NOC delegation thanked World Taekwondo for their visit and explained how Taekwondo is developing in the country thanks to the work of the Member National Association. President Choue explained how examples in other countries have shown that creating Taekwondo departments in National Universities can accelerate advancement in the sport. The NOC agreed to look into the idea.
On August 30, President Choue met with HE Ms. Borjana Krišto, Chair of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. President Choue expressed his appreciation for the support Chair Krišto has shown Taekwondo and the hosting of the World Taekwondo Cadet Championships.
President Choue explained that Taekwondo is one of the fairest and most economic sports which gives smaller countries greater chances of success. He stated that Taekwondo could be the sport that sees Bosnia and Herzegovina win its first Olympic medal.
Lastly, on August 31, President Choue met with Minister of Culture and Sports of Sarajevo Canton Mr. Kenan Magoda. Minister Megoda expressed his hope for Sarajevo to host a Junior or Senior level World Taekwondo event after the successful delivery of the Cadet Championships. He also stated his support for building a National Taekwondo Center in Sarajevo to further develop Taekwondo.
Minister Magoda also attended the last day of competitions and became part of the medal ceremonies.