Champions Crowned in Eligible Olympic Weight Classes at Taekwondo Canada’s 2023 Pre-Qualification Tournament for Paris 2024

Ottawa, ON (November 20, 2023) – This weekend Taekwondo Canada completed its 2023 Pre-Qualification Tournament for Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The event, held at Variety Village in Scarborough, Ontario, saw 17 Senior Kyorugi athletes compete in eligible Olympic weight classes for the opportunity to be put forward in the evaluation process for Canada in the upcoming Continental Qualifier to be held in April of 2024.

The Champions in their respective weight categories are as follows:






Josipa Kafadar

Burnaby, British Columbia

Dan Thornton


Leonarda Andric

Ottawa, Ontario

George Koh


Rachel Fountain

Waterloo, Ontario

Greg Bauer


Braven Park

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Jae Park


Hervan Nkogho Mengue

Québec City, Québec

Samuel Desjardins


Jordan Stewart

Toronto, Ontario

Young Choung


Marc-André Bergeron

Québec City, Québec

Samuel Desjardins

Taekwondo Canada’s High Performance Director Allan Wrigley said of the recently completed event, “Any event related to Olympic qualification is always going to be special. The standards are harder to get in, and then pressure is greater on the athletes and coaches to perform.” “We were able to see some incredible performances from the top taekwondo athletes in Canada, and the results show a strong potential for the winners to go on and qualify for Paris at the Continental Qualification tournament in the spring.”

About Taekwondo Canada:
Taekwondo Canada is the official governing body of Taekwondo in Canada, overseeing the sport in all Provinces and Territories. Taekwondo Canada is recognized by World Taekwondo, the International Olympic Committee, PATU and Sport Canada. Taekwondo Canada will continue to be a leading nation in the sport by providing leadership and opportunities to enable its participants to achieve their goals.

Dave Harris
Executive Director
(519) 859-7410


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