McCormick Place

U.S. Taekwondo Academy athletes headed to nationals

Athletes from the U.S. Taekwondo Academy in Bel Air have qualified to compete at the 2013 USA Taekwondo National Championships in Chicago July 3-9 at McCormick Place.

This is the first step toward competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics, in which Taekwondo is an official sport. At Nationals, students from all over the country will compete in any of the following three events: forms (poomse), sparring (gyu-roo-gi) and/or board breaking (kyuk-pa). There is the World-Class division which takes athletes closer to the Olympics and the Grass-Roots division, which gives athletes an unparalleled experience.

The following athletes qualified to compete at the national level: Harry...