IKF President Jan Fransoo today met in Taipei ((TPE) with Deputy Sport Minister Wang to pay tribute to the excellent development that korfball has made across the island over the past decades. The IKF President was accompanied by IKF Asia President Ying-Che Huang and CTKA Secretary General Chien-Ting Chen. The visit coincided with Chinese Taipei reaching the second place on the IKF World Ranking for the first time in history following their silver medal at last month’s IKF U23 World Korfball Championship.
Mr Wang continued to pledge full support for the various initiatives of the Chinese Taipei Korfball Association. The IKF President also praised Mr Wang and the present and previous leadership of the CTKA for the tremendous work they are doing to support IKF Asia. Discussions were also held about hosting potential future events in Taiwan.
Subsequently, the IKF President, the IKF Asia President, and the CTKA Secretary General also met with the Chinese Taipei University Sports Federation. Discussions evolved around the participation of Chinese Taipei in the upcoming first FISU World University Korfball Championship in Portugal in 2018, and the prospects of the second FISU World University Korfball Championship in 2020.