“We are honored that once again we will have the pleasure of seeing the best taekwondoins compete at the Olympic Games, this time in Los Angeles,” said World Taekwondo Federation (WT) President Chungwon Choue. .
Taekwondo was confirmed along with 27 other sports on the 2028 program during the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session hosted by Beijing recently.
“We will continue to work together for a well-governed World Taekwondo and providing fair and exciting competitions,” added Choue.
“At World Taekwondo we are committed to ensuring that our sport is not only as dynamic and attractive as possible, but also continues to promote and instill values that contribute to a better society,” he said.
Thanks to the Olympic program, taekwondo has undergone many improvements, including electronic scoring systems, revision of techniques with 4D technology and modifications in the regulations to make the art more dynamic.
The WT has grown to 211 national associations, including recently the one in Vatican City, making it one of the largest international federations in terms of global representation.
It will be the eighth edition in which the bandal sport is part of the Olympic concert.
Since it officially entered Sydney in 2000, Korean art has stood out for its spectacular nature.
In the six calls already lived, Cuba won six medals. The most recent to climb the podium was Rafael Alba Castillo with bronze at Tokyo 2020.
He was preceded by Ángel Valodia Matos Fuentes and Urbia de los Milagros Meléndez Rodríguez with gold and silver, respectively in Sydney 2000, Yanelis Labrada Díaz took silver in Athens 2004 and Daynellis Montejo Poll and Robelis Despaigne Sanquet got bronzes in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 , in that order.
It has also developed parataekwondo, which made its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Following that successful debut of the sport, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced an increase in the number of parataekwondo categories at Paris 2024 from six to 10.