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2017 World Taekwondo Championships
|Organiser||World Taekwondo (WT)|
|First edition||1973 in Seoul, South Korea|
|Most wins||232 medals |
The World Taekwondo Championship is held every two years by World Taekwondo.
World Taekwondo, called the World Taekwondo Federation until June 2017, is the international federation governing the sport of taekwondo and is a member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). The body was renamed in June 2017 to avoid the "negative connotations" of the previously used initials WTF. World Taekwondo was established on May 28, 1973 at its inaugural meeting held at the Kukkiwon with participation of 35 representatives from around the world. There are now 208 member nations. Since 2004, Choue Chung-won has been the president of World Taekwondo, succeeding the first president, Kim Un-yong. On July 17, 1980 the International Olympic Committee recognized World Taekwondo at its 83rd Session in Moscow, Soviet Union. First, Taekwondo was adopted as a demonstration sport of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea; later, on September 4, 1994 Taekwondo was adopted as an official Sport of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the 103rd IOC Session in Paris, France. According to World Taekwondo,
Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.
|Year||Date||City and host country||Venue||Men's champion||Women's champion|
|1975||August 28–31||Jangchung Arena|
|1977||September 15–17||International Amphitheatre|
|1979||October 26–28||Glaspalast Sindelfingen|
|1982||February 24–27||Coliseo Cerrado|
|1983||October 20–23||Brøndby Hall|
|1985||September 4–8||Jamsil Arena|
|1987||October 7–11||Palau dels Esports|
|1989||October 9–14||Jamsil Arena|
|1991||October 28 – November 3||Peace and Friendship Stadium|
|1993||August 19–23||Madison Square Garden|
|1995||November 17–21||Folk Arts Theater|
|1997||November 19–23||Hong Kong Coliseum|
|1999||June 2–6||Universiade Pavilion|
|2001||November 1–7||Halla Indoor Gymnasium|
|2005||April 13–17||Palacio de Deportes|
|2007||May 18–22||Changping Gymnasium|
|2009||October 14–18||Ballerup Super Arena|
|2011||May 1–6||Gyeongju Indoor Stadium|
|2013||July 15–21||Exhibition Center of Puebla|
|2015||May 12–18||Traktor Ice Arena|
|2021||Wuxi Taihu International Expo Center|
All-time medal count as 2017 World Taekwondo Championships.
The 2017 World Taekwondo Championships was the 23rd edition of the World Taekwondo Championships, and was held in Muju, South Korea from June 24 to June 30, 2017.
|Totals (73 nations)||312||312||624||1248|
The table shows those who have won at least three gold medals.
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