[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi] Jun Jang (KOR) and Panipak Wongpattanakit (THA) were today named male and female Athlete of the Year respectively on a spectacular night of celebration at the annual World Taekwondo Gala Awards in Moscow.
Both athletes enjoyed fantastic seasons and were deserving winners of the top accolades. Jang won Manchester World Taekwondo Championship as well as Roma, Chiba and Sofia Grand Prix this year. Wongpattanakit won gold at the Manchester Championships and Chiba Grand Prix. As Wongpattanakit is at the 2019 Philippines Southeast Asian Games, the award was accepted on her behalf.
Kyo-don In (KOR) was awarded Kick of the Year after an impressive display at the Manchester Championship. The Korean also bagged a gold medal in the M+80kg final today at the Grand Prix Final in Moscow.
World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue said:
“Congratulations to all our awardees this evening, whose performances and contributions over the course of this year have made them deserving winners of these prestigious awards.
“But tonight is not just about those who won awards; it is about everyone in our global taekwondo family. It is about all the athletes whose dedication inspires us and whose performances captivate us. It is about the coaches who work tirelessly to ensure that our athletes fulfil their enormous potential. It is about the referees who make sure our competitions are fair and practiced in the true spirit of friendship and respect. And it is about our Member National Association (MNA) whose invaluable hard work, 365 days a year, makes our sport the global success that it is today.”
Russia was awarded the MNA of the Year in recognition of the outstanding work they have done in promoting taekwondo and the success of their national team. The Most Improved MNA of the Year went to Brazil.
Reza Mehmandoust won Coach of the Year for Azerbaijan, and thanked his team and World Taekwondo profoundly.
The Female Referee of the Year Award was presented to Ksenia Levai (SRB), with the Male Referee of the Year going to Denis Kim (RUS). This season has seen an exceptional standard of refereeing as World Taekwondo continues to work with the international referees to ensure that matches are adjudicated fairly and consistently.
Kazakhstan’s Ruslan Zhaparov and Great Britain’s Mahama Cho won the Fair Play award, in recognition of their outstanding displays of sportsmanship at the end of their semi-final match at the Roma 2019 World Taekwondo Grand Prix. After a grueling and close-fought match, the Kazakh and Brit warmly embraced and both dropped to the floor in the centre of the mat to perform a short prayer. Their actions embodied the spirit of taekwondo and reinforced the importance of sportsmanship and respect over victory.
President Choue awarded International University Sports Federation (FISU) President, Oleg Matytsin, with an honorary 7th dan black belt certificate. Mr Matytsin thanked President Choue for inviting him to the Gala Awards and said it was an honour to receive World Taekwondo's prestigious certificate.
Ahead of the Gala, the Athletes’ Committee members were invited to give their perspective at the World Taekwondo Council meeting, where the Council evaluated the new competition uniform ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Following feedback from all taekwondo stakeholders, including athletes, MNAs, coaches, and media, the Council decided that change was necessary. Taekwondo has developed from a traditional martial art to a popular Olympic sport and it was decided that the uniform should evolve with the development of the sport.
The Council approved the competition top which was showcased for the first time at the Tokyo 2020 Test Events. The material of the competition pants will be the same as the top. It will be more breathable, practical and technically effective, with the protectors built into the uniform. The pants will maintain a traditional shape but with a slimmer build.
There will be a further study by the Ad Hoc Committee alongside the Athletes’ Committee, to determine the colours of the competition pants.
The head protector colour will revert back to the traditional blue and red to match the colour of the Protector and Scoring System (PSS).
The World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final concluded in Moscow earlier today after two days of exhilarating action. Mexico will host the 2020 Grand Prix Final in Cancun next year.
[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi] MOSCOW, Russia (06 December 2019) – The Moscow 2019 World TaekwondoGrand Prix Final got underway at the Krylatskoye Sports Palace, as 125 of theworld’s best athletes from 42 countries gathered to compete for a spot in tomorrow’sultimate final and bronze medal contests. The opening ceremony captivated spectators with a local pop-dancegroup display and a truly phenomenal taekwondo demonstration by the RussianTaekwondo Union team. The home fans roared in support of the Russian athletes,relentlessly applauding with their clappers. World Taekwondo President, Dr Chungwon Choue,
[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi] Jun Jang (KOR) and Panipak Wongpattanakit (THA) were todaynamed male and female Athlete of the Year respectively on a spectacular nightof celebration at the annual World Taekwondo Gala Awards in Moscow. Both athletes enjoyed fantastic seasons and were deservingwinners of the top accolades. Jang won Manchester World Taekwondo Championshipas well as Roma, Chiba and Sofia Grand Prix this year. Wongpattanakit won gold at theManchester Championships and Chiba Grand Prix. As Wongpattanakit is at the 2019 Philippines Southeast Asian Games,the award was accepted on her behalf. Kyo
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