WTF Appoints 2014 Miss USA as Goodwill Ambassador to help promote taekwondo worldwide

28 Jul – The World Taekwondo Federation today appointed Miss Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree taekwondo black belt holder and former Miss U.S.A., as a “Goodwill Ambassador” of the WTF as part of its ongoing commitment to identifying ways to increase female participation around the world.

Miss Sanchez, 25, who was crowned the Miss U.S.A. in 2014, started practising taekwondo at the age of 8 and has been a vocal supporter of taekwondo and the benefits it can bring to those who practise it.


At the ceremony, which was held at the WTF Seoul headquarters, WTF President Chungwon Choue presented Miss Sanchez with a plaque of appointment as the WTF Goodwill Ambassador.

Speaking after the ceremony, President Choue said:

“Taekwondo is truly a sport for all and at the WTF we are always trying to find ways to promote the sport and the values it represents. Under Olympic Agenda 2020, we are working hard to foster greater gender equality. Miss Sanchez has an international following and as a WTF Goodwill Ambassador, she will greatly help us to spread awareness of our sport and stimulate greater participation – particularly among young people.”

During the ceremony, Miss Sanchez showed off her taekwondo skill as she took part in a photo session with members of the WTF Taekwondo Demonstration Team.

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