New Slate of National Champions Crowned at the 2023 Canadian National Taekwondo Championships
Toronto, Ontario (January 10, 2023) – Hundreds of athletes from across Canada came together at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario from January 4th to 7th, 2023 to compete for the title of national champion at the 2023 Canadian National Taekwondo Championships.
The event featured Canada’s best black belt athletes from both Kyorugi and Poomsae disciplines. All competing athletes were ten years of age or older. Athletes that earned the gold medal were declared the National Champion, with most securing an opportunity to represent Canada on 2023 National Teams. Tokyo 2020 athlete, Skylar Park, was in attendance at the event and showed her support for fellow Canadian athletes. Based on her Olympic and World Rankings, Park earned an automatic qualification to the Senior Kyorugi National Team for the 2023 season. Senior Kyorugi National Champions also participated in Olympic Weight fight-offs for an opportunity to attend the Qualification Tournament for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.
Taekwondo Canada’s Executive Director David Harris shared his thoughts on the event, “The 2023 Championships in Toronto were a complete success for Taekwondo Canada. Athletes from across Canada came together to form what we hope will be one of our most competitive national teams ever. We look forward to watching them compete on the world stage.”
The talent across the country was evident with numerous medalists and strong showings from Québec and Ontario, as well as Maritime and Western provinces earning a number of national champions.
Taekwondo Canada would like to congratulate all the National Champions and thank those who attended, participated, and helped make this event a great success! For complete event results please click here.
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.