KEEPING THE FLAG FLYING: DAE-HOON LEE As taekwondo becomes ever-more competitive globally, the sport’s home team is winning fewer medals than it used to. But don’t count Korea out just yet: Dae-hoon Lee is…
SILVER TOWN PROVES GOLDEN FOR JADE Britain’s favorite taekwondo athlete broke a losing streak to pull off a spectacular win in the latest clash in one of the sport’s great rivalries The scenic Mexican…
FARZAN ASHOUR ZADEH FALLAH IRANIAN ‘TSUNAMI:’ ON PATH TO DOMINATE TAEKWONDO? If you thought the word “mastery” implied age, wisdom and qualification as well as skill and talent – well, you should have been…
ALEXEY DENISENKO AND ALBERT GAUN: RUSSIA’S TOP GUNS At the 2014 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final in Queretaro, Mexico, only one national anthem sounded twice over the gold-medal podium: Russia’s. However, the two battles…
ELIN JOHANSSON CONQUERS BOTH NERVES AND OPPONENTS IN GOLD MEDAL ODYSSEY When she awoke on the morning of Dec. 3, 2014, Elin Johansson was so sick with nerves she had to lie back down.…
HABY NIARE FRANCE’S QUEEN OF THE SCORPION KICK The Haby Niare – Elin Johansson face-off for gold in the female -67 kg category at the 2014 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final in Queretaro, Mexico…
Any architects in the audience might have suffered a heart attack when Maria Espinoza stalked onto the mats for the gold medal match in the female +67kg category in the 2014 World Taekwondo Grand…
Discipline, Respect and Honor.
Disability has not prevented a Ukrainian girl from overcoming a tragic past and winning gold at the Aruba World Para-Taekwondo Championships. But her joy was short-lived. Today, as her coach Yuliya Volkova writes, she…
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