Tae Kwon Do
Local group bring home medals
An Atlantic Canada Tae Kwon Do competition was recently held in Stephenville.
The Tae Kwon Do organization from Labrador West had five competitors from its ranks attend the Newfoundland and Labrador Chong Lee Cup competition recently.
The event was hosted by Master Dwayne Russell and the Stephenville Tae Kwon Do Club.
There were a total of 90 participants competing from Labrador West, Spaniards Bay, Corner Brook, Halifax and Stephenville.
Labrador West athletes participated in forms and sparing, measured at belt level and age classification. All participants from Labrador West brought home medals. There were five participants from the local organization: Danielle Penny, a senior black belt competitor, won gold in form.
■ In the Junior Black Belt category, Megan Temple, Derek Gosse and Josh Grantner all won gold in sparing.
■ Temple and Gosse also each won a bronze in form.
■ Junior green belt athlete Xander Dillon won a silver in sparing and a bronze in form.
The local Tae Kwon Do organization is celebrating its 10th year in Labrador West and has many reasons to be proud. This organization is a non-profit entity and is flying on the wings of the never ending commitment of its volunteers.
This organization, headed by Master Harry Cormier and the many volunteers who give unconditionally of their time and expertise, can hold their heads high in a job — once again — well done.
Pictured from left, Harry Cormier, Derek Gosse, Josh Granter, Danielle Penney, Megan Temple and Xander Dillon.