[Taiwan] taekwondo hopefuls adjust to London weather

The China Post | Updated Monday, August 6, 2012 11:21 am TWN, CNA

“LONDON–Taiwan’s taekwondo athletes were adjusting to the weather in London ahead of their scheduled competitions Saturday, with Yang Shu-chun, one of the team’s medal hopefuls, saying it is imperative that they get used to the conditions as quickly as possible.… Read the rest

2012 Olympic Profiles: Australia Taekwondo


By GILLIAN TAN | The Wall Street Journal | August 2, 2012, 4:08 a.m. ET

Carmen Marton and Safwan Khalil

“… Event: Taekwondo … Born: June 30, 1986 and May 15, 1986. …”


“… Australia’s only taekwondo representatives in London—Carmen Marton and Safwan Khalil, both 26—are engaged, and plan to marry at the end of the year.… Read the rest

Effect of Olympic Weight Category on Performance in the Roundhouse Kick to the Head in Taekwondo


Effect of Olympic Weight Category on Performance in the Roundhouse Kick to the Head in Taekwondo

Effect of Olympic Weight Category on Performance in the Roundhouse Kick to the Head in Taekwondo

JOURNAL Journal of Human Kinetics
Publisher Versita, Warsaw
ISSN 1640-5544 (Print)
1899-7562 (Online)
ISSUE Volume 31, Volume 31 / March 2012
Category research article
Pages 37-43
DOI 10.2478/v10078-012-0004-x
Online Date Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Isaac Estevan1, Coral Falco2, Octavio Álvarez3, Javier Molina-García4



“In taekwondo, kick performance is generally measured using impact force and time.

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François Coulombe-Fortier eyeing taekwondo medal in London

Francois Coulombe-Fortier (left) practices in Quebec City.

Daniel Girard Sports Reporter

“Like many youngsters, François Coulombe-Fortier tried team sports. … Soccer and basketball were on the agenda growing up in Quebec City. While they were fun, they weren’t the sports he could get really excited about. … But at age 7, while attending summer camp, Coulombe-Fortier saw taekwondo for the first time during a demonstration.… Read the rest

2012 Olympic Profile: Taekwondo Athlete Lee Dae-hoon

By Min Sun Lee

Lee Dae-hoon
Event: Taekwondo (Men 58kg)
Birthday: February 5, 1992

“When Lee Dae-hoon made the national Olympic team as a high school student in 2010, Korean taekwondo circles welcomed the appearance of a superstar rookie. … Lee won over all the professional players he faced in the pre-match.… Read the rest

BOA seeks explanation for snub of taekwondo star

Associated Press, Updated: May 29, 2012, 3:27 PM ET

“LONDON — The British Olympic Association is asking national taekwondo officials to explain their decision to omit top-ranked fighter Aaron Cook from the Olympic team. … Cook filed an appeal Monday with the BOA, describing the decision to leave him off the team as ‘incredible’ and ‘ironic.’ He is ranked No.1 in the world in the 80-kilogram (173-pound) division and has won more major competitions than any other British athlete in his weight category.… Read the rest

How Coffee Can Galvanize Your Workout

By Gretchen Reynolds

“Can a cup of coffee motivate you to relish your trips to the gym this winter? That question is at the heart of a notable study of caffeine and exercise, one of several new experiments suggesting that, whatever your sport, caffeine may allow you to perform better and enjoy yourself more.… Read the rest

Taekwondo: Bianca Walkden Hopes to Prove Her Olympic Credentials

By Nick Hope

“World Combat Games champion Bianca Walkden hopes this weekend’s British Open in Manchester will give her the chance to prove her Olympic potential… The Liverpudlian has had a difficult year, rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament and learning her weight division was not selected for 2012…”

“… After an impressive 2010 Walkden climbed to world number two in her +73kg division, but injury struck in February of this year… Despite defying the odds to reach the World Championships in South Korea, a gold medal for Sarah Stevenson in the -67kg category and a silver for Welsh -57kg fighter Jade Jones saw their divisions nominated for the London Olympics… The 20-year-old will compete at her usual weight in the British Championships in Manchester, but is not ruling out a change later in the year, having claimed gold in two weight categories at the recent Polish Open…”

… Read More: http://goo.gl/UxrlC

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