Chungwon Choue, the South Korean president of the World Taekwondo Federation, the sport's governing body, is facing a contest to stay in office in the shape of his own countryman, Moon-Jong Hong, at this year's elections.
Choue is seeking a fourth successive term but it was confirmed by the WTF yesterday that he faces competition from Hong, a member of South Korea's National Assembly and a council member of the Korea Taekwondo Association.
The presidential election will be held at the WTF General Assembly in Puebla, Mexico, on July 14, on the eve of the sport's World Championships.
Choue was elected WTF president in 2004, replacing Kim Un-Yong who was arrested on embezzlement and bribery charges in South Korea, which ultimately led to his expulsion from the International Olympic Committee.
Choue completed Kim's tenure, and was subsequently re-elected in 2005 and again in 2009.