World Taekwondo Federation president: 'New scoring system revolutionary'

New taekwondo scoring system 'revolutionary'
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WTF president Dr Chungwon Choue believes that the new scoring system that debuts tomorrow will revolutionise the sport.

The president of the World Taekwondo Federation, Dr Chungwon Choue, has claimed that the revolutionary scoring system that will debut at the London Games will remove controversy over decisions.

The sport has a history of controversy, in particular when Sarah Stevenson was almost eliminated in Beijing after referees missed a kick, but it has now introduced a scoring system to the body protectors worn by the competitors.

Choue believes that this system will remove any element of doubt and will ensure that the sport is judged fairly and accurately in London.

"London 2012 is very exciting for us because the introduction of the Protection Scoring System will totally change our sport," Choue told

"All the television screens that everybody will see and all the electronic devices that will be in place with the PSS will make sure that there is no doubt in anyone's mind whether there has been a scoring hit or not.

"The new system has eliminated all elements of controversy that there were before because we have this technology that will remove any doubt."

The Taekwondo competitions for men and women begin on Wednesday morning.

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