Taekwondo Life Magazine's Podcast

1993 World Taekwondo Championships Retrospective

April 20, 2020 Marc Zirogiannis, host Season 1 Episode 60
Taekwondo Life Magazine's Podcast
1993 World Taekwondo Championships Retrospective
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Taekwondo Life Magazine's Podcast
1993 World Taekwondo Championships Retrospective
Apr 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 60
Marc Zirogiannis, host

The 1993 World Taekwondo Championships might be the most important Taekwondo event in modern history.  While Taekwondo began to flourish around the globe as an international sport Dr Un Yong Kim and the leaders of the Kukkiwon and the World Taekwondo Federation set their sites on full Olympic recognition as a medal sport.  To that end the 11th World Taekwondo Championships, organized by Yeon Hee Park, Yeon Hwan Park, Hwa Chong and other Korean-American Masters, was to be held at the historic Madison Square Garden in 1993 to decide the fate of Taekwondo.   This event, bringing athletes from around the globe to the "Mecca of Sports" drew the attention of the entire sports world and the International Olympic Committee.   Its success prompted the IOC's decision to grant full recognition status to Taekwondo and propel its worldwide popularity. Marc Zirogiannis explores the history, the challenges, and the success of the 1993 World Taekwondo Championships in this episode.

Support the show (https://squareup.com/store/tae-kwon-do-life-magazine/item/podcast-support-donation)

Show Notes

The 1993 World Taekwondo Championships might be the most important Taekwondo event in modern history.  While Taekwondo began to flourish around the globe as an international sport Dr Un Yong Kim and the leaders of the Kukkiwon and the World Taekwondo Federation set their sites on full Olympic recognition as a medal sport.  To that end the 11th World Taekwondo Championships, organized by Yeon Hee Park, Yeon Hwan Park, Hwa Chong and other Korean-American Masters, was to be held at the historic Madison Square Garden in 1993 to decide the fate of Taekwondo.   This event, bringing athletes from around the globe to the "Mecca of Sports" drew the attention of the entire sports world and the International Olympic Committee.   Its success prompted the IOC's decision to grant full recognition status to Taekwondo and propel its worldwide popularity. Marc Zirogiannis explores the history, the challenges, and the success of the 1993 World Taekwondo Championships in this episode.

Support the show (https://squareup.com/store/tae-kwon-do-life-magazine/item/podcast-support-donation)