Strong Canadian Effort at the Sofia 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships Concludes with Podium Finish
Sofia, Bulgaria (August 7, 2022) – Over six days of competition, Taekwondo Canada’s Junior Kyorugi National Team represented their country proudly and held their own against the world’s best athletes.
Last held in 2018, World Taekwondo hosted the 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria from August 2nd to 7th, 2022. The event featured over 800 athletes between 14 and 17 years of age from 90 different countries.
Canada’s World Championship performance was led by Noah Nacsa’s bronze medal in the Male -48kg division. Nacsa kicked off his competition in the Round of 64 against Morocco and advanced to the Semi-Finals after victories against Iraq, Sweden and Great Britain. After a high scoring match, Nacsa fell to Thailand’s Pornpawit Toruen, earning him a bronze medal. Canada also earned a quarterfinal placing from Maude Ricard in the Female -46kg division.
The Junior World Championship event showcased the World’s best talent and marked a significant stepping stone in the high performance pathways of Canadian athletes. Taekwondo Canada’s High Performance Director Dr. Allan Wrigley shared his thoughts on the team’s performance and the event, “We had a young Junior team at this event, with many of the athletes still having one or two more years of Junior eligibility. The experience of fighting the World’s best in Sofia will better prepare our athletes for their next step along the Performance Pathway. We will be assessing the success of this event based on what these athletes are able to do over the next six to eighteen months as we want to see how they can take the lessons learned at the World Championships and then work with their coaches to accelerate their development.”
Taekwondo Canada would like to congratulate and thank all the athletes, coaches and support staff that attended the Sofia 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships!
Full Team Canada results can be found below. For complete results from the Sofia 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships please click here.
|Junior M-48kg||Noah Nacsa||Bronze|
|Kyorugi||Junior F-46kg||Maude Ricard||Quarterfinals|
|Kyorugi||Junior F-44kg||Justine Carpentier||Round of 16|
|Kyorugi||Junior M+78kg||Aubert Le Bel||Round of 16|
|Kyorugi||Junior F-42kg||Sarangi Brindamohan||Round of 32|
|Kyorugi||Junior F-59kg||Gabrielle Beaulieu||Round of 32|
|Kyorugi||Junior F-63kg||Giorgia Pezzo||Round of 32|
|Kyorugi||Junior F-68kg||Maya Lukic||Round of 32|
|Kyorugi||Junior F+68kg||Aiya Hamrouni||Round of 32|
|Kyorugi||Junior M-51kg||Nithan Brindamohan||Round of 32|
|Kyorugi||Junior M-55kg||Almahdi Alzghool||Round of 32|
|Kyorugi||Junior M-59kg||Jordan Boodoo||Round of 32|
|Kyorugi||Junior M-68kg||Benjamin Tait||Round of 32|
|Kyorugi||Junior F-52kg||Megan Brewster||Round of 64|
|Kyorugi||Junior M-45kg||Enzo Fabi||Round of 64|
|Kyorugi||Junior M-63kg||Ayoub Bouriel||
Round of 64
|Kyorugi||Junior M-73kg||Jacob Boodoo||
Round of 64
About Taekwondo Canada:
Taekwondo Canada is the official governing body of Taekwondo in Canada, overseeing the sport in all Provinces and Territories. Taekwondo Canada is recognized by World Taekwondo, the International Olympic Committee, PATU and Sport Canada. Taekwondo Canada will continue to be a leading nation in the sport by providing leadership and opportunities to enable its participants to achieve their goals.