Bronwyn Kanainiu of the Solomon Islands has been named as a council member of the World Taekwondo Oceania (WTO).

It is understood the WTO received 11 applications for the three positions, including five from women. Bronwyn was one of the three selected.

The other two selected to join as members of the council were Fiji's Mehzameen Khan and Kaino Thomsen from Samoa.

Measures have been taken to ensure better gender balance and a requirement that at least two-thirds of the Council be elected have also come into force.

Meanwhile, John Kotsifas has been re-elected as President of World Taekwondo Oceania (WTO) and eight other members have been voted onto the organisation's Council.

Kotsifas first became President in 2015, was re-elected in 2017, and can now look towards another four years at the helm after running unopposed.

Election results were announced on 24th September 2021 in an online ceremony due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The Australian is joined by compatriots Daniel Trenton, Stuart Lee and Colby Au, who were nominated as the organisation's senior vice-president, secretary general and treasurer, respectively.