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Thong Khon retained as head of Taekwondo Fed

Thong Khon retained as head of Taekwondo Fed

Tourism Minister and president of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia Thong Khon was reappointed president of the Cambodian Taekwondo Federation during an election held at NOCC headquarters on Tuesday. The vote, which was part of the federation’s general assembly, will see the minister take the helm for another four-year term. A decision to break down the division in the federation that followed the different competition rules of the two governing bodies, ITF and WTF, was also made during the assembly. Taekwondo was one of Cambodia’s most successful sports, having collected 92 medals, including 10 from      last year’s 16th Asian Games    in Guangzhou and from other international events, NOCC deputy general secretary Hem Samnang said.  TRANSLATED BY IN SOPHENG

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