Taekwondo Association hosts inaugural competition
WINNERS FROM LEFT: Cheslon Williams, Rio-Marks-Dasent, Dylan Pretli, Kione Deshong
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May 5, 2023
Taekwondo Association hosts inaugural competition

The Sport of Taekwondo is declared to be alive and thriving in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). On Saturday, April 29, A2 Taekwondo Academy held its inaugural Taekwondo competition at the auditorium of the SVG Community College, Villa which saw 25 athletes between the ages of 5 and 19 years competing in two areas: Poomsae (Patterns), and Kyrugi (Sparring/Fighting).

A release issued on behalf of the organisers state that both parents and competitors were excited over the opportunity for skills and talents to be showcased. Taekwondo coach, Alex Alexander who has a 3rd degree Black Belt expressed his delight in the turnout of athletes and their performances. He said he was also very pleased with the support from parents and Taekwondo enthusiasts. “It takes a village to raise a child and a village showed up to see the children,” coach Alex said.

WINNERS FROM LEFT: Davina Jackson, Nadia Williams, Roshana Wyllie

He also expressed gratitude to Facey Trading SVG who sponsored the Easter Taekwondo Camp, and Coreas Distribution LTD for sponsoring the Taekwondo competition.
The following are the athletes who medalled:

Kyorugi/Sparring;
Gold
Caleb Browne
Cheslon Williams
Nadia Williams
Jonathan Luckham
Abella Mcmillan
Angello Deroche

Silver
Chrystofer Williams
Rio Marks-Dasent
Davina Jackson
Azeir Lewis
Zendaya Alexander

Bronze
Javid Williams
Dylan Pretli
Roshana Wyllie
Kalique Peters
Ameia Lowman

Bronze
Kezron Mclean
Kione Deshong
Jonathan George

Poomsae/Patterns
Gold
Janai George
Ameia Lowman
Davina Jackson
Chrystofer Williams
Ariel Luckham
Zendaya Alexander

Silver
Krystah Hagley
Kiara Jackson
Nadia Williams
Cheslon Williams

Bronze
Roshana Wyllie
Malick Chewitt

Bronze
Dylan Pretli
Jonathon George