THF chair Chungwon Choue has backed a young Syrian refugee to compete at Paris 2024 ©World Taekwondo

World Taekwondo President and Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) chair Chungwon Choue has tipped young Syrian athlete Wael Al Faraj to make the Refugee Olympic Team at the Paris 2024 Olympics, which would make him the first able-bodied athlete from the foundation's camps to appear at the Games.

Choue highlighted the 18-year-old Al Faraj, who is a third-dan black belt, after he started training in taekwondo in 2016 at the THF Academy in Jordan's Azraq camp.

"I told him [Al Faraj], 'You are the future hope so practise hard, prepare for the Paris Olympic Games'," Choue told Reuters, adding the Syrian could be a medal prospect.

"I am going to support him."

The THF, which was launched by Choue and World Taekwondo at the United Nations headquarters in September 2015 and officially established in April 2016, now has academies in three refugee camps in Jordan, Rwanda and Turkey, with student sizes ranging from 200 to 725.

Burundian refugee Parfait Hakizimana, who is from the Kiziba camp in Rwanda, is set to make his Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020.

Choue added he was looking into opening the facilities at the camps to all International Federations to allow further development in refugee camps.

"Since I was young, my father taught me about the importance of world peace," he said.

"I'd like to open our facilities in the camps to all the other international sports federations.

"When you go there, it's very emotional, seeing children doing nothing after school. 

"They really need those kinds of activities living in the compounds."

The Azraq camp, which Al Faraj is a part of, is home to a 4,000-square-metre area allocated to the THF by the Jordanian Government.

In this camp, there are 13 black belt practitioners.

There were three taekwondo athletes at Tokyo 2020 who were part of the Refugee Olympic Team - Dina Pouryounes, Kimia Alizadeh and Abdullah Sediqi.

Alizadeh defeated defending Olympic champion Jade Jones in the women's under-57-kilogram category but lost the bronze medal match against Hatice Kübra İlgün of Turkey.

The Paris 2024 Olympics are set to take place from July 26 to August 11 2024.