Taekwondo Canada Names National Team for Guadalajara 2022 World Taekwondo Championships
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:
|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: youtube.com/user/worldtaekwondo
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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