[By K, Y Yi] TAIPEI CITY, Chinese Taipei (17 Nov. 2018) – Taipei, USA, Mexico, Iran and Korea all won gold medals on the third day of the Taipei 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. Korea continued their excellent form at the Championships as they claimed 7 more gold medals across the team and individual events. Korea’s Dong Kyun Seo won Korea’s only individual gold in recognized poomsae as he took the top honors in the male under 65. The rest of Korea’s medals were won in the pair cadet, team male junior, team male under 30 and team female under 30. Home favorite, Chieh-Yu Li from Taip
[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi] SEOUL, Korea (9 Nov. 2018) - The 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, with record numbers of participants, kick off for a three-day run at University of Taipei (Tian-mu) Gymnasium in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, on Nov. 15, 2018. With 1, 274 athletes, 248 officials registered, and 59 countries registered, the event in Taipei is the largest WT poomsae championship in history. If kyorugi, or sparring, is the “martial” side of taekwondo, poomsae, or patterns, is the “art” side. Poomsae require flexibility, agility, balance, power and grace, and is an excellent exerci
[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi] World Taekwondo (WT), the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF)and United World Wrestling (UWW) have signed a landmark Memorandum ofUnderstanding (MoU) to promote humanitarian, peace and development-supporting activities. WT PresidentChungwon Choue and UWW President Nenad Lalović signed the agreement on 22October during the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The agreement will allow full cooperation and information exchange betweenthe three organisations. They aim to commit to developing close cooperation inthe following areas: Promoting sport as a power
[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi] PYONGYANG,North Korea (October 31, 2018) - World Taekwondo (WT) demonstration team hassent out a powerful message of peace in its performance at the heart of theNorth Korean capital. Infront of more than 2,300 Pyongyang fans that packed the Taekwondo Hall, the WTdemonstration team showcased their trademark high-flying kicks and punchesWednesday evening to impress the crowd. Amongthe audience were WT President Chungwon Choue, Hwi Choe, the Chairman of North’sNational Sports Guidance Committee and International Taekwondo FederationPresident (ITF) Yongson Ri. “Itwas a grea
[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi]MANCHESTER, UK (Oct. 21, 2018) – Thepenultimate Grand Prix of 2018 came to a close, as Great Britain claimed itssecond gold of the tournament, whilst Spain claimed its first on yet anotherexhilarating day of action in Manchester. Raul Martinez Garcia claimed gold in themen’s -80kg, whilst crowd favourite, Jade Jones of Great Britain secured herseventh Grand Prix title in the Women’s -57kg. M-80kg The penultimate final of the Grand Prixfeatured home-grown hero, Damon Sansum of Great Britain and Raul MartinezGarcia of Spain. Martinez Garcia started strongly with a kick to
[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi] SEOUL, KOREA (Sep 19, 2018) –A senior World Taekwondo (WT) delegation, led by WT President Chungwon Choue,and the WT Demonstration Team have been invited to North Korea byInternational Taekwondo Federation (ITF) President Ri Yong Son as the twofederations continue to develop their collaboration. Atotal of 50 WT members and 22 members from the WT Demonstration Team, based inSeoul, South Korea, have been invited to fly over to Pyongyang for a five dayvisit from 30 October to 3 November 2018. Duringthe visit, the WT Demonstration Team will perform twice at the PyongyangTaek
[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi]SEOUL,Korea (Sept. 10, 2018) - Taekwondo’s high-kicking elite will gather to dobattle for Olympic ranking points and thousands of dollars in prize money atthe third edition of the 2018 Grand Prix series, to be held in Taoyuan, ChineseTaipei. Organizedby the Chinese Taipei Taekwondo Association, the tournament takes place overthree days, from Sept. 19-21 in the Taoyuan Arena, in the city of Taoyuan where it will hold its first ever WT Grand Prix. The Grand Prix is aninvitation-only contest featuring eight Olympic weight categories, four maleand four female. And with World Ta
[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi]MOSCOW, Russia (Aug 12,2018) – Korean and Russian both struck gold on the third and final dayof the 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Prix, as the last two categories of thetournament were contested in the USK CSKA Bascetball Arena in Moscow, Russia. Silvers were won byCroatia and Jordan, while Korea, Turkey, Croatia and Uzbekistan had to besatisfied with bronzes. Women’s -49kg In the first semifinalof the category, Rio Olympic gold medalist So-hui Kim of Team Korea took onteammate and World Champion Jae-young Sim. The two Koreans know each other’s games inside out and it showed
[By NBC-1TV K.. Y Yi] MOSCOW, Russia (Aug 11,2018) – Turkey, Korea and Poland captured the three gold medals up for grabs onthe second day of the three-day Moscow 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Prix, held inthe city’s USK CSKA Bascetball Arena. The silvers were takenby Croatia, Iran and Turkey, while bronzes were won by Russia, Turkey, Italy,Russia (again), China and Serbia. Moscow is the secondedition of the elite-level, invitational Grand Prix series, following theseason opener in Rome, Italy. Women’s -57kg In the first semifinalof the category, European Champion Tatiana Kudashova of Russia t
[By NBC-1TV K, Y Yi] WUXI, China(July 28, 2018) - A breath-taking second day at theWorld Taekwondo World Cup Team Championships set up a China vs Russia final inthe mixed gender category, whilst China’s first and second team, Morocco andKorea advanced to the semi-finals in the women’s category. Seven mixed gender teams from China, CoteD’Ivoire, Morocco, Turkey, Croatia, Korea and Russia faced off in an actionpacked second day. Only China and Russia were left in the running for gold, asthey beat opponents Morocco and Croatia in their respective semi-finals. Russiaconvincingly beat Croatia with
[NBC-1TV 이광윤 보도본부장] 문재인 대통령이 G20(주요 20개국) 정상회의 참석 등 5박 8일 일정의 순방 일정을 마치고 4일 밤 전용기편으로 서울공항을 통해 귀국했다. 문 대통령은 지난달 27일 출국해 체코와 아르헨티나, 뉴질랜드를 차례로 방문하며 올해 모든 순방 일정을 마무리했다. 문 대통령은 G20 정상회의가 열리는 아르헨티나로 향하기 전 중간 기착지로 체코에 들러 안드레이 바비시 총리와 회담을 가진 후 부에노스아이레스로 이동했다. G20 정상회의에서 정부의 핵심 경제정책 기조인 '혁신적 포용국가' 비전을 소개하는 동시에 기후변화 등 글로벌 이슈에 대한 협력의 필요성을 강조했던 문 대통령은 마지막 순방지인 뉴질랜드를 국빈방문해 저신다 아던 총리와의 정상회담 등을 통해 신남방정책의 영역을 대양주로까지 확대하기 위한 협력 방안을 논의했다.
[NBC-1TV 이광윤 보도본부장] 문재인 대통령이 아르헨티나에서 열리는 G20 정상회의 참석과 체코, 뉴질랜드 방문 등을 위해 27일 오후 서울공항을 통해 전용기편으로 출국했다. 문 대통령은 오는 29일부터 12월1일까지 아르헨티나 부에노스아이레스에서 '공정하고 지속가능한 개발을 위한 컨센서스 구축'을 주제로 열리는 G20 정상회의에 참석해 세계경제 현안에 대한 우리 정부 입장을 설명한다. 문 대통령은 이번 정상회의 기간중 도널드 트럼프 대통령과의 여섯번째 한미정상회담을 추진중에 있으며, 아르헨티나, 네덜란드, 남아공 등 주요국 정상들과도 양자회담을 갖는다. 한편 문 대통령은 G20 정상회의 참석에 앞서 27일부터 28일까지 이틀간 중간 기착지로 체코를 방문해 안드레이 바비시 체코 총리와 회담을 갖고 현지 우리 동포 및 진출기업 대표들을 격려할 예정이며, 내달 2일부터 4일까지 뉴질랜드를 국빈방문해 펫시 레디 뉴질랜드 총독과 재신더 아던 총리와 회담을 갖고 동포간담회를 개최한 후 4일 밤 귀국한다.