Taekwondo

An Olympian and a host of fresh faces have been chosen in the taekwondo team representing Australia at the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade.

The 29th FISU Summer Universiade, also known as the World University Games is a biannual event featuring the world’s best student-athletes in an Olympic style competition in Taipei, Taiwan from 19 – 30 August 2017.

Headlining the 17-strong team is Rio Olympian and Pacific Games champion Hayder Shkara (University of Technology Sydney). Shkara, who was just one win away from attending the London 2012 Olympics, made his debut in Rio in the welterweight 80kg category, but came up against eventual silver medallist Lutalo Muhammad of Great Britain in the preliminary round.

But before he heads to his first Summer Universiade, Shkara, will compete for Australia at the Taekwondo world championships which run from June 22-30 in Muju, South Korea.

Read more about the announcement of the Taekwondo team here.

Australian Summer Universiade Taekwondo Team

Athletes
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Ama Adjei ACT Under 53 Australian National University
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Juliet Contreras ACT Under 46 Australian National University
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Eve Ember Vic Under 73 Macquarie University
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Stephanie Freeman ACT Under 62 Australian National University
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Lorna Munro ACT Under 67 University of Canberra
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Catherine Risbey ACT under 57 Australian National University
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Keshena Waterford ACT Under 49 Canberra Institute of Technology
Taekwondo - Kyorugi William Afonczenko Vic   Australian Catholic University
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Thomas Afonczenko Vic Under 68 Australian Catholic University
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Thomas Auger NSW Under 63 Flinders University
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Bailey Lewis Vic Under 54 Victoria University
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Jack Marton Vic Under 74 Curtin University
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Adam Meyers Vic Over 87 Swinburne University of Technology
Taekwondo - Poomsae Katarina Pavkovic ACT Individual/Pairs University of Canberra
Taekwondo - Poomsae Kyle Knowles ACT Pairs University of Canberra
Taekwondo - Poomsae Phong Tran Vic Individual Victoria University

Note: Hayder Shkara has since withdrawn.

Coaches
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Danny Crkvencic ACT
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Ali Khalil NSW
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Joon No Vic
Taekwondo - Kyorugi Alex Sootho NSW
Taekwondo - Poomsae Yukyung (Amy) Song Vic

 

 

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