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Ottawa, ON (July 25, 2022) – Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce the 2022 Cadet National Team for the upcoming World Taekwondo Cadet Championships being held in Sofia, Bulgaria from July 28th to July 31st. The team was selected based on results from Taekwondo Canada’s National Championships held in Toronto on April 16th.

The Cadet National Kyorugi Team consists of 14 athletes, 6 coaches and 2 trainers, all of whom participated at the recent Cadet and Junior Pan American Championships in Heredia, Costa Rica.

The full team is listed below:

Name Division Club Home Coach
Raya Mae Porter* Cadet F-37 Inner Strength Taekwondo Academy Helbert Porter**
Hana Tedford* Cadet F-41 Moohan Taekwondo Sun Mi Park
Anna Jo Cadet F-44 Woo Yong’s Taekwondo Academy Woo Yong Jung
Maria Bordokina* Cadet F-47 Black Belt World Yohan Chang
Isla Estepa Cadet F-51 Black Belt World Yohan Chang
Ella Brewster* Cadet F-55 Young Choung Taekwondo Academy Emilia Camastro**
Levi Gavas Cadet M-33 Whitby Taekwondo Academy Ron Lemoire
Zach Gillis* Cadet M-37 Black Belt World Yohan Chang
Muhammad Alzghool* Cadet M-45 Young Choung Taekwondo Academy Young Su Choung**
Finn Taylor* Cadet M-49 Young Choung Taekwondo Academy Emilia Camastro**
Omid Eram Cadet M-53 Chu’s Martial Arts Jason Phinney**
Ilya Lenco* Cadet M-61 Xavier Taekwondo Jeremy Reeve**
Matteo Bennett* Cadet M-65 Cascadia Martial Arts Dustin Fee
Ronan Sinclair* Cadet M+65 Inner Strength Taekwondo Academy Helbert Porter**

*Medalist at the 2022 Cadet and Junior Pan American Championships.
**Coaching on the Cadet National Team. Coach Carla Bacco will also be coaching on the team.

Taekwondo Canada’s High Performance Director, Dr. Allan Wrigley, stated, “After a successful event in Costa Rica, our Cadet team is poised to make their mark on the World stage. Our focus will continue to be on the process and gaining invaluable experience that will help to support each athlete’s development over the coming years.”

The team will further be supported by the Team Leader Dr. Allan Wrigley, Team Manager Brittany Rich, Trainers Ron Lemoire and Yohan Chang, along with Athletic Therapist Tina Szeto.

Visit the World Taekwondo YouTube Channel to access the competition’s livestream and to watch Canadian athletes leave their mark on the world stage.

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.

Dave Harris
Executive Director
(519) 859-7410