Friday, 12 July, 2024

Singaporean Taekwondo Exponent Honoured

Wong Liang Ming was recently awarded the IOC Women and Sport Achievement Diploma by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).  It was in recognition of her contribution to the participation of women and girls in the sport.

After retiring from competitive taekwondo, she devoted her time selflessly promoting the sport as an administrator and enhancing the standard of participants as the national coach.  Her effort has in many ways help to develop, encourage and strengthen the participation of women and girls in sport taekwondo. 

Her current function includes Vice-Chairman of the Asian Taekwondo Union (ATU) Women’s Committee, Committee Member of the Singapore Sports Council Women & Sport Group, Hon Secretary of the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF), Chairman of the Coaching Committee of the STF and National Coach (STF).

The ATU recommended Liang Ming to the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) for the IOC Women and Sport Trophy award.  After considering recommendations from the other continental taekwondo unions, the WTF nominated Liang Ming.

After considering 65 nominations from National Olympic Committees and International Olympic Sports Federation, the IOC Women and Sport Commission awarded Liang Ming the achievement diploma.  The world trophy went to Portia Simpson Miller, the first female Prime Minister of Jamaica.  

Liang Ming joins tennis great Steffi Graf, the holder of 22 Grand Slam singles titles, as one of the recipients of the award.  She also becomes the first and only taekwondo exponent in the world to have been recognised for the award.

The STF is proud of the honour she has brought to Singapore and congratulates her on the achievement.  

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