UB Taekwondo Team Brings Home 12 Medals from National Open Tournament

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by Alona Gaiek ’15

The University of Bridgeport is proud to welcome back our UB Taekwondo Team from the 2015 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championship, held on January 20-25, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. It has been the second consecutive year for UB’s team to compete on the world class level, led by Dr. Yongbom Kim, Co-Director of Martial Arts Studies. Hard work and twice per day practices paid off. After a great performance, students brought home six gold, two silver, and four bronze medals, as follows.

1 Edward Jeong
Gold in group, silver in individual, and bronze in pair performances
2 Gunsoo Kim
Gold in group, individual, and bronze in pair performances
3 Seongkyung Lee
Gold in group performance
4 Hyeeun Kim
Gold in group, silver in individual, and bronze in pair performances
5 Hyunwoon Kim
Gold in group and bronze in individual performances

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