WTF President Chungwon Choue received the Commander of Merit Sport of Cote d’Ivoire during the opening ceremony of the 8th Francophone World Cup Taekwondo in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on June 16, 2012.
The award was presented by Cote d’Ivoire 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 Cote d’Ivoire to meet with Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara. The two exchanged opinions on how to promote taekwondo in Cote d’Ivoire in a cordial atmosphere.
At the meeting, WTF President Choue presented the Cote d’Ivoire 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.