Talitiga Crawley - Taekwondo (67kg & over)
Full Name: Talitiga Crawley
Sport: Taekwondo (+67kg)
Coach: Master Kesi O'Neill
Competition Date: Saturday, 11 Aug @ 09:00 - 23:00 (BST - British Summer Time)
Lives/Trains in: Samoa
Before London: Talitiga travelled to New Zealand last March to train with Master Kesi for 4 months. Then in June 2012 both Talitiga and Master Kesi travelled to the UK to participate in a pre-Olympic training camp at the University of Central Lancashire. Good luck Tali
Taekwondo at London 2012
Venue: ExCeL, London
Dates: Wednesday 08 – Saturday 11 August
Medal events: 8
Athletes: 128 (64 men, 64 women)
Did you know: Over their standard white uniform, known as a ‘dobok’, competitors wear coloured protective equipment. The competitor wearing blue is referred to as ‘chung’, while the competitor in red is ‘hong’.
Olympic History: Taekwondo appeared on the Olympic programme for the first time at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, Sydney 2000, after having twice been included as a demonstration sport (Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992). Women’s and men’s events were added at the same time.