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S. Korean Choue Chung-won elected to 4th full term as world taekwondo chief

All News 15:41 June 23, 2017

By Yoo Jee-ho

MUJU, South Korea, June 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Choue Chung-won was elected to his fourth full term as the global taekwondo chief Friday.

Choue ran unopposed for the top position at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) in an election held during the WTF General Assembly in Muju, some 240 kilometers south of Seoul. Muju will host the 23rd WTF World Taekwondo Championships starting Saturday.

Choue, 69, replaced then-incumbent Kim Un-yong in 2004 to complete the remainder of Kim's term following his arrest for embezzlement and bribery allegations. Choue was then re-elected in 2005 for a four-year mandate, and won the next two elections in 2009 and 2013.

Choue was also the sole candidate in the 2013 vote and earned unanimous support.

Choue Chungwon, president of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), speaks during the WTF General Assembly at Muju National Sports Center in Muju, North Jeolla Province, on June 23, 2017. (Yonhap)

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