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Ané Emmanuella

Vice President of the Ivorian Federation of Taekwondo (FITKD)

The Passion of Taekwondo

First African woman to officiate in an Olympic Taekwondo Tournament, Emmanuella Perpetue Ané is the vice-president of the Ivorian Federation of Taekwondo (FITKD) and in charge of the development of women's Taekwondo. This young lady of NSIA, passionate of taekwondo and Black Belt 5th Dan Kukkiwon was later accepted only after a long journey among the three referees of the African continent.

Called to regroup the best referees of the moment of the RIO Olympics, Ané was able to pass the first test after the formation of Moscow and be in the TOP 50 world of the international referees.

Ané Emmanuella has won her place by her performances in the international competitions such as the World Championship in Puebla, the Youth Olympic Games in Taipei in China, the International Carthage Open, the Grand Prix in Suzhou, the Games Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, the Manchester Grand Prix, the International Tournament of Paris, the Grand Prix and the Team World Cup in Querétaro, Mexico. It is therefore right that the World Taekwondo federation 'Retained as the first African woman referee at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

She has her determination and her determination to go ever further. This selection is proof, if need be, that the Ivorian arbitration remains a continental reference.

She has the determination and the will that will take her go further. This selection is the proof that ivorian refereeing is still a reference in the continent.