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Taekwondo bodies agree to hold joint performance at 2018 Winter Olympics

Taekwondo bodies agree to hold joint performance at 2018 Winter Olympics

MUJU — Two international organizations for the Korean martial art of taekwondo have agreed to hold a joint performance during next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, the sport’s top official said Friday. Choue Chung-won, president of the World Taekwondo Federation, said his organization and the North Korea-led International Taekwondo Federation have reached “a verbal […]

Kim So-hee takes bronze at taekwondo worlds

Kim So-hee takes bronze at taekwondo worlds

MUJU — South Korean taekwondo practitioner Kim So-hee grabbed a bronze medal in the women’s under-62kg on the final day of the world championships Friday. Kim withdrew from her semifinals match against Ruth Gbagbi of Côte d’Ivoire with a knee injury at the World Taekwondo Federation World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, some 240 kilometers south […]

Lee Ah-reum wins gold at taekwondo world championships

Lee Ah-reum wins gold at taekwondo world championships

MUJU — South Korea’s Lee Ah-reum captured gold on the final day of the taekwondo world championships Friday. Lee defeated Hatice Kubra Ilgun of Turkey 7-5 in the final of the women’s under-57kg at the World Taekwondo Championships at Taekwondowon’s T1 Arena in Muju, some 240 kilometers south of Seoul. This was South Korea’s tournament-leading […]