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Trio of competitions sees locals take medals

David Lee August 17, 2016
MEDAL WINNING PERFORMANCES… From left (back), George Moutafis, Josie Logan, Jeg Clark, Rosalie Smith and Sammy Rachele. From left (front) Ryan Schwarz, Ethan McKay, Nikida Reddrop, Eliza Harmer, Chloe Harmer and Olympia Lada from Koryo Taekwondo, who each came away with a medal during a trio of competitions, held over the last four weeks. Photo: David Lee.

MEDAL WINNING PERFORMANCES… From left (back), George Moutafis, Josie Logan, Jeg Clark, Rosalie Smith and Sammy Rachele. From left (front) Ryan Schwarz, Ethan McKay, Nikida Reddrop, Eliza Harmer, Chloe Harmer and Olympia Lada from Koryo Taekwondo, who each came away with a medal during a trio of competitions, held over the last four weeks. Photo: David Lee.

A TRIO of taekwondo competitions over the last four weeks has seen locals from Koryo Taekwondo walk away with a collection of medals.

Eleven Koryo students took part in the Victorian Selections held over two weeks in Melbourne, with the group bringing home 6 gold, 1 silver and 6 bronze medals, with each of them having now qualified to compete in the Victorian team at the Australian National Championships next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Head instructor 6th dan jidokwan, and 5th dan kukkiwon OTU poomsae and sparring coach, Sammy Rachele also competed in the Victorian Selections, bringing home 2 gold and 1 silver medal, and also competed in the World Championship Selection in Perth where we earned 1 gold and 1 silver medal as well as the Presidents Cup in Canberra where he received 1 silver medal.

Sammy said, “There was a lot of training involved and it took a while for everybody to be ready for the competitions.

“I have qualified for the Australian team to compete in the World Championships in Peru next month and the Oceania Championships in Fiji in November.

“At the end of the day everybody did well and came home with a medal and I am proud that they have made it on the team for the nationals later this month.”

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