Mr Lioe Nam Khiong, President of Universal Taekwondo Foundation of Indonesia and Patron of Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF), officially launched Universal Taekwondo Indonesia Professional (UTI Pro) on the evening of 4 November 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
It was preceded by a very successful professional competition. The tournament was billed UTI Pro Best of the Best Championships.
The event saw the best of the best Indonesian players competing for gold – real gold. The medals were worth their weight in gold. It took three security guards to ensure that the medals did not just walk away.
All podium winners received gold medals. The only difference was the sizes of the medals.
Despite the high stake, the players displayed outstanding sportsmanship and fair play throughout the competition which was evidently well organized and managed.
Mr Milan Kwee, STF President, and Ms Wong Liang Ming, STF Secretary-General, witnessed the competition and presented some of the medals. Mr Lee Thiam Huat was also there to help out as one of the few overseas refereeing officials.
The STF would like to congratulate UTI Pro under the leadership Mr Lioe on the success of the competition and on the launching of the organization which will put taekwondo in Indonesia on a higher plane.