World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue is confident that World Taekwondo will get over the existing challenges faced by the sport because of the COVID-19 pandemic and concentrated on the positive changes the scenario offers.
President Choue expressed his deepest sympathies to those that have been impacted all over the world. From taekwondo’s point of view, he acknowledged that “the crisis brought on by COVID-19 can be one more opportunity for us to start from the start.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected countless people around the globe and triggered widespread cancellation and postponement of sports events, especially the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Gamings. The Olympic Games will currently take place on 23 July-8 August 2021 as well as the Paralympic Games will take place on 24 August-5 September 2021.
The IOC thought about the postponement extremely meticulously as well as considered the professional athletes who prepared hard for four years for the Games, Head of state Choue claimed.
Nevertheless, I support the decision of the IOC. There is a large monetary loss caused by the postponement but as the scenario got worse there was nothing else alternative. Professional athletes, as well as officials’ security and health, are the priority. Currently, it’s time to concentrate on the successful Games for the following year.
We will certainly take this postponement as an opportunity to maximize prep work time for an effective Gamings. We will certainly have an Olympic Games that will be better than any of the past Olympics.
World Taekwondo has actually terminated as well as holding off a lot of its occasions this year as a result of COVID-19. It has additionally changed its Remarkable Council conference on 12 May, originally indicated to be held in the Olympic Home in Lausanne at the invitation of the IOC President, to a teleconference conference. Adhering to the postponement of Tokyo 2020, the 2021 World Taekwondo Championships arranged for Might 2021 has actually been postponed until later on in the year after the Gamings.
World Taekwondo is also preparing for the Paris 2024 Olympic as well as Paralympic Gamings as well as has actually committed to forming an Ad-hoc Committee that wants to improve competitors’ regulations to guarantee the most interesting fights in Paris. The Protector and Scoring System (PSS) is additionally being enhanced and will certainly await use in the 2023 World Taekwondo Championships.
President Choue is confident that the pandemic supplies the chance to “reset”. We will certainly restart as well as we will conquer this challenge successfully.