Amman, Jordan, October 13, 2021: Olympian Nadin Dawani from Jordan was elected to the World Taekwondo executive council at its online General Assembly held on Monday, October 11.
Dawani, who represented Jordan in taekwondo at three Olympic Games – 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and 2012 London – was elected as an executive council member for the term 2021-2025 during the electronic vote at the virtual World Taekwondo General Assembly.
“It is such an honour for me that I have been elected as a council member at the World Taekwondo. I extend my gratitude to all of those who have placed their trust in me and I promise to save no effort to help grow this sport which has been such an important part of my life,” she said in a Facebook post.
“Taekwondo has given me so many incredible opportunities, where I represented my country at three Olympic Games, so I am looking forward to giving so much back to increase the opportunities locally, regionally and internationally for a whole new generation of athletes.”
Chungwon Choue of Korea was re-elected President of World Taekwondo with 129 of the 131 votes as sole candidate. He has been President since 2004.
A total of 17 World Taekwondo council members were also elected from a pool of 33 candidates.
Dawani, who is head of international relations at the Jordan Olympic Committee and is also a member of the International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission, succeeded in winning one of the four seats allocated to Asia on the World Taekwondo executive council.
The other three were Ahmed Hamdan Alzeyoudi (UAE), Yang Jin-bang (Korea) and Jung Kook Hyun (Korea).