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World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue attended the DMZ Peace Festival ©World Taekwondo

World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue was one of the guests at the second DMZ Peace Festival in Korea.

The event was held both online and offline and aims to promote better relations between North and South Korea – the two bordering nations which have often been locked in conflict and are separated by the demilitarized zone or DMZ.

Seoul-based social organisation GCS International, which is also headed by Choue, organised the festival with the Kukmin Ilbo newspaper.

Only 50 people were able to attend in person at the Kukmin Ilbo Convention Hall due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the event was streamed live on YouTube.

Choue and Kukmin Ilbo President Byun Jae-woon were joined by Master Jeong Soon-cheon of Canada, who attended as a member of the Public Relations Committee of the North Korea-led International Taekwondo Federation (ITF).

As part of the festival, a video showing a joint demonstration from World Taekwondo and the ITF was shown.

Chungwon Choue is also President of GCS International ©World TaekwondoChungwon Choue is also President of GCS International ©World Taekwondo

“The DMZ Peace Festival aims to help enhance the awareness of world peace, thus helping create an amicable atmosphere for a unified Korea,” said Choue.

“In this regard, the 2020 DMZ Peace Festival has a special meaning in that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

“In times of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, we should cooperate for the promotion of world peace as a global common society transcending differences in race, religion, ideology and nationality.

“I wish through this DMZ Peace Festival, peace messages should be further sent across to the whole world beyond the Korean Peninsula.” 

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Heavily pregnant Idrees wins taekwondo gold at Nigerian National Sports Festival –



Aminat Idrees who is eight months pregnant said she was given the green light from medical professionals to compete in Edo State ©National Sports Festival

Taekwondo player Aminat Idrees has spoken of her shock at the attention she has received since winning three medals, including gold, at the Nigerian National Sports Festival while eight months pregnant.

Representing Lagos State, Idrees captured gold in the pair poomsae, silver in the team poomsae and bronze in the individual poomsae in Edo State.

The 26-year-old’s achievements in the non-contact event, which consists of a set of sequence movements, went viral but she said she did not expect her success to hit headlines across the world.

“I am not a social media person,” Idrees told ESPN.

“I don’t like noise and I don’t like attention because I am very shy.

“I just wanted to have fun participating at this tournament.

“It was the passion, that was the driving force. 

“The passion for the sport of taekwondo, so all the noise and all the attention that came afterwards was a surprise – a very big surprise to me.

“I did not anticipate it would be this loud.

“Not this loud, not to Nigeria, not to the world.

“But I believe that we as humans, we want something but it is God who decides so it all came by surprise to me.”

Idrees said she took part in a few training sessions before being given the all-clear by medical professionals to compete at the festival.

“Attending the sports festival was never a personal decision,” Idrees said.

“First I had to pray about it then I discussed with my husband, consulted doctors, and the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation.

“I decided to participate in this tournament because I know that it is something I could do.

“I’ve been training consistently and there [hasn’t] been much difficulty during and after training.

“My coaches believe in me as much as I believe in myself.

“I was ready physically and mentally for the tournament despite my pregnancy, since it wasn’t combat it was just a demonstration.

“Moreover, the major poomsae events at the festival lasted for about two hours, which is more like my normal training duration so it was just as normal as any training day.”

Organisers of the festival hailed Idrees’ gold-medal success as “inspiring” to other pregnant women.

“I would advise pregnant women to exercise, of course, but only as it has been recommended by their doctors,” added Idrees.

“It is easy for me because it is something I have been doing for over 18 years.

“My system has already adapted to it.

“That is why I could do that without stress.

“You should not try what you have not done before.

“Majorly, just follow doctor’s advise.”

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