1 August 2023

Australia well represented in WT's Commissions & Committees

1 August 2023

World Taekwondo has continued to demonstrate its commitment to gender equality after announcing its Commissions and Committees, which include a greater representation of women.

The appointments comprise a blend of new selections and re-appointments and include several Australian representatives.

Australian Taekwondo's Chief Executive Officer Heather Garriock has been appointed as a member of the Sustainability Committee, which conducts research and makes recommendations to define World Taekwondo's outcomes-based sustainability agenda in line with the International Olympic Committee.

Linda Pace has been appointed as a member of the Para-Taekwondo Committee, which serves to expand, promote and improve the worldwide practice of Taekwondo for persons with an impairment while safeguarding the best interests of the athletes.

Maher Magableh has been appointed as the Vice Chair of the Development Committee, which oversees development programs and focuses on capacity building of all levels of stakeholders and recommending development standards for national and continental members.

While Australia's National Team Coach, Seokhun Lee, has been appointed to the Coaches Committee, representing coaches within the global Taekwondo community and providing recommended methods and measures to improve taekwondo competitions.

Depending on the specific Commission or Committee, terms extend until the conclusion of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games or the 2025 World Taekwondo General Assembly and World Championships.

Of the 29 available positions, 11 are now occupied by women, reflecting a noteworthy 38% representation. Please join us in congratulating our Australian representatives.

We acknowledge that our office is spread across many traditional lands, and we pay respect to all traditional owners of these lands and elders past and present.