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Yu Zaiqing

China

Introduction

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The International Wushu Federation (IWUF), which was established on October 3rd, 1990, is the international federation (IF) which governs wushu in all its forms......

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Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The International Wushu Federation (IWUF), which was established on October 3rd, 1990, is the international federation (IF) which governs wushu in all its forms worldwide. Currently, the IWUF has 146 members, across 5 continental federations worldwide. The IWUF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and is also a member of both ARISF and Sport Accord.

 

The IWUF is devoted to the spread and development of wushu throughout the world, to enrich people’s lives by making them healthier, both mentally and physically, and to promote friendship and understanding between all people worldwide through the spirit of sport.

·  1990 – Founded on October 3rd during the Asian Games

·  1991 – The 1st World Wushu Championships was held in Beijing, China

·  1994 – Accepted as a member of the GAISF (known today as Sport Accord) during its 28th congress

·  2001 - IWUF signs WADA agreement

·  2002 – IOC officially recognizes the IWUF during its 113th session held in Salt Lake City – Utah, United States of America.

·  2002 – The 1st Sanda World Cup is held in Shanghai, China

·  2004 – The 1st World Traditional Wushu Festival, a sport for all event, is held in Zhengzhou - Henan, China.

·  2006 – The 1st World Junior Wushu Championships are held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

·  2008 – The Beijing 2008 Wushu Tournament is held, IOC President, Jacques Rogge, awards first medal.

·  2012 – IWUF headquarters are established in Lausanne, Switzerland

·  2012 – Wushu shortlisted  for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games

·  2014 – The Nanjing 2014 Youth Wushu Tournament is held as part of the IOC’s culture and education program.

·  2014 – The 1st World Taijiquan Championships are held in Sichuan, China