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Ottawa, ON (July 28, 2022) – Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce the 2022 Junior National Team for the upcoming World Taekwondo Cadet Championships being held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from August 2nd to August 7th. The team was selected based on results from Taekwondo Canada’s National Championships held in Toronto on April 15th.

The Junior National Kyorugi Team consists of 17 athletes, 7 coaches and 1 trainer, nearly 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 Coach
Sarangi Brindamohan* Junior F-42 Black Belt World Yohan Chang
Justine Carpentier Junior F-44 Club de taekwondo de Ste-Foy Alain Bernier**
Maude Ricard* Junior F-46 Club de taekwondo de Ste-Foy Alain Bernier**
Megan Brewster* Junior F-52 Young Choung Taekwondo Academy Young Su Choung**
Gabrielle Beaulieu* Junior F-59 Club de taekwondo Lac-Beauport François L’Heureux
Giorgia Pezzo Junior F-63 Young Choung Taekwondo Academy Young Su Choung**
Maya Lukic Junior F-68 K H Min Taekwondo Amanda Rego**
Aiya Hamrouni* Junior F+68 Club d’arts martiaux Ultime Sport Sami Arous**
Enzo Fabi* Junior M-45 Club de taekwondo de Ste-Foy Alain Bernier**
Noah Nacsa* Junior M-48 Black Belt World Yohan Chang
Nithan Brindamohan* Junior M-51 Black Belt World Yohan Chang
Almahdi Alzghool* Junior M-55 Young Choung Taekwondo Academy Young Su Choung**
Jordan Boodoo Junior M-59 Son’s Taekwondo Academy Sungmin Son
Ayoub Bouriel Junior M-63 Club de taekwondo de Beauport Paul Germain
Benjamin Tait* Junior M-68 Phoenix Taekwondo George Koh**
Jacob Boodoo Junior M-73 Son’s Taekwondo Academy Sungmin Son
Aubert Le Bel* Junior M+78 Académie de taekwondo Raymond Mourad Raymond Mourad

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

“We are confident that our Junior athletes are ready to perform in Sofia. The Pan American Championships served as an opportunity to plan, prepare, execute, and now adjust for the World Taekwondo event.” said Dr. Allan Wrigley, High Performance Director for Taekwondo Canada. “In Costa Rica, we challenged the team to focus on the process and pathway to performance. We are going to continue to emphasize this in Sofia, as we are looking for how these athletes are going to set themselves up for continual improvement in future years, not just on the results that they are able to achieve in the moment.”

The team will further be supported by the Team Leader/Manager Dr. Allan Wrigley, Head of Team Kee Ha, and Trainer Yohan Chang, along with Athletic Therapist Rick Lau.

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.

Contact:
Dave Harris
Executive Director
(519) 859-7410ed@taekwondo-canada.com