[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi]SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (August 27, 2017)– Mexico secured their position at the top of the men’s medal tally with two golds on the final day of the 2017 World Taekwondo Cadet Championships, while Thailand’s total of five medals ensured first place in the women’s competition.
It was a fantastic last day for the Mexican team as Roberto Samuano was crowned under 61kg champion, after a captivating 40-29 win over Iranian opponent Amir Reza Ghasemi Halashi. Compatriot Emilio Cendejas Alfaro was then awarded victory in the under 49kg category, winning by superiority following an intensely-fought 11-11 contest with Shayan Rostami, also of Iran. The two wins on day four gave Mexico a total of three golds in the male disciplines, as well as two silver medals in the female events.
It was a hat-trick of silver medals for the Iranian team as Sedigh Rahiminiya was also beaten in the male under 57kg final, going down 27-12 to Aleksandar Dzhordzhev of Bulgaria.
In the female standings Thailand finished with three gold medals, ahead of Turkey and Iran who both ended the championships with two. Azra Cavus of Turkey beat Arianne Espida by Golden Point to become under 37kg champion, after a guarded battle with her Filipino opponent went all the way to the golden point stage. Anna Pekonkina won Russia’s second gold of the championships with a 17-11 victory over Pawilai Kobkuerkul of Thailand in the +59kg classification.
Male tournament MVP was given to Egyptian Mansour Hussin, who won the host nation’s only gold of the championships on day two. Mary Angeline Alcantara won the female award after her dominant display in the under 44kg category on Saturday.
As well as topping the medal tallies, Oscar Salazar of Mexico and Wichit Sittikun of Thailand were honored with Coach of the Tournament awards for the men’s and women’s competitions respectively.
A total of 420 athletes from 46 countries competed at this year’s championships, which aimed to promote respect and peacebuilding as well as healthy competition. As part of its mission to grow global citizens through the sport, World Taekwondo gave Libya the Good Fighting Spirit award, while India were recognized with the award for Active Participation. Best referee went to Mohamed Abdelfattah of Egypt, Yong Bae Choi of Korea, Jeng Yen Lee of Malaysia, Agnieszka Scheffler of Poland, and Elizaveta Tarasevich of Russia.
The Cadet Championships, which are open to 12-14 year old competitors, also encouraged anti-doping education for athletes, coaches and parents with activities and information dedicated to promoting awareness of the health risks associated with supplement usage.
[NBC-1TV K. K YI]he inaugural World Taekwondo President's Cup-Asian Region Taekwondo Championships kicked off in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on August 11, 2017. The three-day G-2 event, which features cadet, junior and senior divisions, drew a total of 620 athletes and 140 officials from 26 countries. Reflceting the high popularity of taekwondo in Uzbekistan, the opening ceremony of the event took place at the Universal Sports Palace, with the attendance of Mr. Rozukulov Ulugbek, deputy prime minister of Uzbekistan; Mr. Kurbanov Rustambek, chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Spor
[By NBC-1TV K, Y YI]LAUSANNE, Switzerland (July 13, 2017) - World Taekwondo delegates headed by President Dr. Chungwon Choue visited the Olympic Museum in Lausanne to donate the PSS (Protector and Scoring System) used at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The ceremony was attended by staffers from both World Taekwondo and the Olympic Museum. Olympic Museum Director Francis Gabet said he appreciated the donation of the set of PSS, which had been signed by 28 taekwondo Olympic medalists including Cheick Sallah Junior Cisse, So-hui Kim and Ahmad Abughaush. The PSS, which embeds electronic impact sensors
[By NBC-1TV K. Y YI]MUJU, Korea (June 30, 2017) – Taekwondo’s largest ever World Championships ended today with host nation Korea in first place overall, followed by Turkey in second place, Serbia in third place and Russia and Great Britain rounding out the top five. In the female division, Korea came in first place, followed by Turkey, Serbia, USA and Great Britain. In the male division, Korea again came first, followed by Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan and Great Britain. The Female MVP Awardee was Ah-reum Lee of Korea; the Male MVP was Abdoul Issoufou of Niger. Team Korea’s Mun-hee Cheon and Se
[NBC-1TV 이광윤 보도국장]'제72주년 광복절 중앙경축식'이 15일 오전, 서울 세종문화회관에서 독립유공자와 사회 각계 대표, 주한 외교단, 시민 등 약 3천여 명이 참석한 가운데 엄수 되었다. 문재인 정부 출범 이후 첫 광복절 경축식이다. 문 대통령은 경축사에서 "한반도에서 또다시 전쟁은 안 된다"며 "한반도에서의 군사행동은 대한민국만이 결정할 수 있고 누구도 대한민국의 동의 없이 군사행동을 결정할 수 없다"고 천명했다. 이날 광복절 행사는중앙 정부 경축식과 별도로 지자체별로 자체 경축식과 문화공연 등이 다채롭게 열렸으며, 재외 공관에서도 대사관과 한인회를 중심으로 80여 개 기념 행사에서 1만여 명의 재외동포가 참여했다.
[NBC-1TV 구본환 기자]조국의 독립운동에 헌신하고 초대 대통령으로서 대한민국 정부 수립에 앞장선 이승만 전 대통령의 서거 52주기를 기리는 '이승만 대통령 서거 제52주기 추모식'이 19일 오전 10시 30분 국립서울현충원 현충관에서 열렸다. (사)이승만건국대통령기념사업회(회장 신철식)에서 주관한 이 날 추모식에는 이경근 서울지방보훈청장을 비롯한 각계 인사, 유족, 독립운동 관련 단체장, 시민 등 500여 명이 참석한 가운데, 추모 기도, 참석 내빈의 추모사, 유족 인사 등의 순으로 진행됐다. ◈ 우남 이승만 박사 공적 ◈ 우남 이승만 박사(1875. 3. 26.～1965. 7. 19.)는 황해도 평산에서 출생하였다. 1896년 서울에서 서재필의 지도로 협성회(協成會)를 조직하여 《협셩회회보》라는 주간신문을 발간하고, 논설위원으로 러시아의 절영도조차에 대해 국민이 합심하여 국권보호에 나설 것을 촉구하여 조차요구를 철회시켰다. 《협셩회회보》를 우리나라 최초의 일간지인 《매일신문(每日新聞)》으로 전환시킨 뒤 협성회 회장 겸 매일신문 사장으로 외국의 이권침탈을 저지하는데 앞장섰다. 1898년《뎨국신문》창간에 참여하여 민중계몽에 힘쓰는 한편 독립협회