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Sunday, May 20, 2007
Steven Lopez Wins 4th World Championships!
Many of you already know that the 2007 World Taekwondo championships are being held this week in Beijing China. It was just announced that Steven Lopez of the USA won his 4th straight World Championship today, beating Korea in Sudden Death over time. (Steven is pictured on the right in Red at the 2004 Olympics on his way to winning Gold there as well).
At this point, Steven is (unofficially) the most successful Taekwondo competitor of all time, winning 4 World Championships and 2 Olympic Gold Medals. If you are interested, here is a link to Stevens Profile.
In 2005, all 3 Siblings of the Lopez Family won Gold at the World Championships, unfortunately the "Three-Peat - Repeat" did not happen when earlier in the competition Mark Lopez lost to Korea in the Quarter Finals, and Diane Lost to Korea in Semis to claim Bronze.
You can get more information and updates on the World Championships at the following Locations:
USA Taekwondo - National Governing Body of Taekwondo in USA
WTF - World Taekwondo Federation, World Governing body for Taekwondo
OE Players - Taekwondo Forum
WCSN - On Line Sports Broadcasting
Side Note: The World Championships have competitors participating from over 120 countries, Steven had to fight 6 times in order to claim gold!