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Ottawa, ON (November 8, 2022) – Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce the 2022 Senior National Team for the upcoming World Taekwondo Championships being held in Guadalajara, Mexico from November 13th to 20th, 2022. The team was selected based on results from Taekwondo Canada’s National Championships held in Toronto on April 17th, 2022.

The Senior National Kyorugi Team consists of 16 athletes and 8 coaches. The full team is listed below:

Name Hometown Division Club Coach
Angelique Orozco Toronto, ON F-46kg Young Choung Taekwondo Academy Young Choung
Viviane Tranquille* Champlain, QC F-49kg HLD Taekwondo Carlos Amezcua
Sophia Fokas Richmond Hill, ON F-53kg Son’s Taekwondo Academy Sungmin Son
Skylar Park* Winnipeg, MB F-57kg TRP Academy Jae Park
Ashley Kraayeveld Mississauga, ON F-62kg Black Belt World Burlington Carla Bacco
Melissa Pagnotta* Toronto, ON F-67kg Master Myung’s Taekwondo Richmond Hill Edward Fong
Rachel Cuma Uxbridge, ON F-73kg Son’s Taekwondo Academy Sungmin Son
Rachel Fountain Waterloo, ON F+73kg 5 Rings Taekwondo Greg Bauer
Nicholas Hoefling* Campbellville, ON M-54kg Black Belt World Burlington Carla Bacco
Yohan Chang Vaughan, ON M-58kg Black Belt World Carla Bacco
Braven Park* Winnipeg, ON M-63kg TRP Academy Jae Park
Hervan Nkogho Mengue* Québec City, QC M-68kg Club de Taekwondo de Sainte-Foy Alain Bernier
Tae-Ku Park* Winnipeg, ON M-73kg TRP Academy Jae Park
Tormod Davis Ketch Harbour, NS M-80kg Tactical Taekwondo Kate Nosworthy
Jordan Stewart* Toronto, ON M-87kg Young Choung Taekwondo Academy Young Choung
Marc-André Bergeron Québec City, QC M+87kg Club de Taekwondo de Sainte-Foy Alain Bernier

*Medalist at the 2022 Senior Pan American Championships.

“While the 2022 season had a challenging start with numerous event postponements and changes, our athletes have shown great resilience and the ability to perform on demand when opportunities arose.” said Dr. Allan Wrigley, High Performance Director for Taekwondo Canada. “Building off 8 medals at the Pan American Championships in early May, our Senior athletes have been consistently achieving medal performances at World Taekwondo calendar events throughout the summer and fall. We are not looking for anything different heading down to Guadalajara. Our athletes will continue to follow their processes and be ready to translate that level of consistency to the World Championship stage and perform at their best.”

The team will further be supported by the Head of Team Dr. Allan Wrigley, National Team Physician Dr. Terry DeFreitas and Athletic Therapist Marya Phan.

Follow the competition live through the World Taekwondo YouTube channel:

About Taekwondo Canada:
Taekwondo Canada is the official governing body of taekwondo in Canada, governing the sport in all Provinces and Territories. Taekwondo Canada is recognized by World Taekwondo, Pan American Taekwondo Union, Sport Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee.

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Dave Harris
Executive Director
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