Homegrown successes mark the close of day one of the 2013 Canadian Taekwondo National Championships

At the close of the opening day of the Taekwondo National Championships in Vancouver, it seems BC athletes are performing at their peak on their home turf.
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Jan. 10, 2013 - PRLog -- Taking to the podium more than 25 times in the colour belt for sparring, the province is off to a great start for the five-day competition.

The opening day featured colour belt competitions as well as black belt Poomsae athletes vying for their spot on 2013 World Poomsae and Junior PanAm teams.

Full results are available can be found here (http://www.wtfcanada.com/eng/news/athletes/2013-canadian-national-taekwondo-championships-schedules-weight-divisions-announced/)) and will be updated daily over the course of the 5 day event.

The official opening ceremonies featured local State Minister Yamamoto who warmly welcomed the athletes and Taekwondo Community to the city and was presented an honorary gold medal by Taekwondo Canada CEO, Eva Havaris.  
World Champion, Charlie Chong, closed the ceremony with a captivating performance of his gold medal winning Freestyle Poomsae demonstration - an incredible demonstration of combat sport to music (for those who missed it, there will be a repeat performance on Friday, January 10th).

“At the close of day 1, it‘s already shaping up to be a very competitive event and it’s only going to get more exciting.” – CEO Eva Havaris

With daily highlights featuring Olympic and World champions and exhilarating new talents aspiring for a spot on the world circuit, the coming days are packed with Canadian combative sport talent.

Taekwondo Canada would like to thank and acknowledge ViaSport British Columbia and the BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for the administration and allocation of Hosting BC grant funding that made this event possible.

About Taekwondo Canada:

WTF Taekwondo Association of Canada “Taekwondo Canada” is the national Sport Federation in Canada recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation (“WTF”), Pan American Taekwondo Union (PATU), Sport Canada and Canadian Olympic Committee. For more information about Taekwondo Canada, please visit www.wtfcanada.com


Canadian National Taekwondo Championships - January 9th – 13th 2013

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