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Oceania Championships 2012: Australian fighters show off their high level

Oceania Championships 2012: Australian fighters show off their high level

Australian fighters accumulated a total of 5 gold medals in the senior Individual categories to reach the top of the final team standings at the 5th Oceania Taekwondo Union Championships, conducted on the Gold Coast in Queensland (Australia) during last weekend. New Zealand, Samoa and Tahiti were the other nations that managed to win a title during the event.
The 2012 Oceania Championships started on Saturday December 1st with an opening speech given by Mr Phil Coles, President of the OTU and Vice President of the WTF, who welcomed Oceania member nations to Australia for such an important biannual contest.
The first day of competition was reserved for the junior athletes and the Poomsae competitors, who all show an evident improvement in their performances, while Sunday was the chosen day for the senior kyorugi athletes to compete.
In the Female’s -49 kg draw, the New Zealander Andrea Kilday showed her best level to beat Theresa Tona from Papua New Guinea in the final, giving her country the only title of the day. Anais Toruancheau from New Caledonia and the Australian Cassandra Willox were the bronze medals holders. The also Australian Chynea Lang was the winner of the Female’s -57 kg contest. Lang grabbed the gold after defeating Lindsay Gavin from New Caledonia in the final, who was awarded with the silver medal. Her compatriot Jenny Dabin and Angela Jones were the occupants of the third step of the podium.

Action during a combat at Oceania Championships 2012


The second gold medal for Australia on Sunday was won by Enise Ayanlar, who got rid of Alana Peraldi from New Caledonia in the Female’s -67 kg final to add one more title to the Aussie count. Cheyenne Cameron, also from Australia, and the New Zealander Rhiannon O’Neill could not make it to the crucial fight but were awarded with a bronze medal. In the Female’s +67 kg category, two members of the Australia Team managed to get into the final, with the winner ended up being Tassya Stevens, who won over her fellow country woman Eve Ember.
The same story happened in the Men’s -58 kg and -68 kg contests. In the first final, the Aussies Daniel Marinac and Cameron Sutton had to fight against each other for the title, with Marinac being able to better handle the pressure to climb to the top of the podium, leaving the silver to Sutton. Two more compatriots, New Zealanders in this case, were the holders of the bronze medals: Desmond Allen and Omar Mohammed. In the Male’s -68 kg draw, the Australian finalists were Aaron Wain and Thomas Auger, who had disqualified Thomas Oh from New Zealand and Ivan Kassman from Papua New Guinea in the semis. Wain showed a really high level of Taekwondo in the final that could not be handled by Auger, who had to content himself with the silver medal.

Opening Ceremony of the 5th Oceania Taekwondo Union Championships


The one and only gold medal for Tahiti was won by Waldeck Defaix, who beat Alan Brian from New Zeland in the Male’s -80 kg final. Jugen Vegi from Wallis and Futuna and Jack Karo from Papua New Guinea were their companions in the podium as bronze medallists. The +80 kg title was taken by Kaino Thomsen from Samoa, who got rid of Lloy Tuarai Hery in the gold medal match, leaving the Kiwis Nicolas Dorman and Dafydd Sanders with the bronze medals.
The 2012 Oceania Taekwondo Championships were a hailed a great success, with nearly 200 athletes in competition. OTU Secretary General Mr. John Kotsifas was delighted with the athlete numbers and the greatly improved matches from a broad range of countries and stated that “by the look of athlete performances at this event it certainly provides confidence in a realistic goal for the region to produce a medal in Rio 2016”.
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Pau Aguilar
These were the complete results of the 2012 Oceania Taekwondo Union Championships:
Senior Female -49 kg
1 – KILDAY Andrea NZ
2 – TONA Theresa PNG
3 – TOURANCHEAU ANAIS NEWCAL
3 – Willox Cassandra AUS
Senior Female -57 kg
1- Lang Chynea AUS
2 – GAVIN LINDSAY NEWCAL
3 – DABIN JENNY NEWCAL
3 – Jones Angela
Senior Female -67 kg
1 – Ayanlar Enise AUS
2 – PERALDI ALANA NEWCAL
3 – Cameron Cheyenne AUS
3 – O’NEILL Rhiannon NZ
Senior Female +67 kg
1 – Stevens Tassya AUS
2 – Ember Eve AUS
3 – AFIOGA Taele NZ
3 – SULLIVAN Waimariea NZ
Senior Male -58 kg
1 – Marinac Daniel AUS
2 – Sutton Cameron AUS
3 – ALLEN Desmond NZ
4 – MOHAMMED Omar NZ
Senior Male -68 kg
1 – Wain Aaron AUS
2 – Auger Thomas AUS
3 – OH Thomas NZ
3 – KASSMAN Ivan PNG
Senior Male -80 kg
1 – DEFAIX Waldeck FPTahiti
2 – BRIAN Alan NZ
3 – VEGI Jugen WALLIS&FUTUNA
3 – KARO Jack PNG
Senior Male +80 kg
1 – THOMSEN Kaino SAMOA 
2 – HERY Lloyd Tuarai FPTahiti 
3 – DORMAN Nicolas NZ 
3 – SANDERS Dafydd NZ 
– POOMSAE RESULTS:
Ind. Poom Female 14-17
1 – Hinds Grace AUS
2 – GE Si Jie NZ
Ind. Poom Female 18-29
1 – Lau Eunice AUS
2 – KNOX Samantha NZ
Ind. Poom Female 30-39
1 – HAYNES Sophia NZ
2 – Castle Karen AUS
Ind. Poom Female 40-49
1 – Hartnett Carmela AUS
2 – KNOX Sharon NZ
Ind. Poom Female 50-59
1 – CARPENTER Leslee NZ
Ind. Poom Male 14-17
1 – Gofton Lucas AUS
2 – Ho Joseph Guam
Ind. Poom Male 18-29
1 – Yang Sam Hyun Woong AUS
2 – Lapitan Terrance Guam
Ind. Poom Male 30-39
1 – Chiriff Diego AUS
Ind. Poom Male 40-49
1 – Yang Ill Joong AUS
2 – JUNE Darryl NZ
Ind. Poom Male 50-59
1 – Boag Stephen AUS
Pairs Poom. Mixed 14-29
1 – Warren Joshua AUS
1 – Hinds Grace AUS
Pairs Poom. Mixed +30
1 – Yang Ill Joong AUS
1 – Hartnett Carmela AUS
2 – KNOX Sharon NZ
2 – JUNE Darryl NZ
Team Poom Female 14-29
1 – STYCHE Tayla NZ
1 – KNOX Staci NZ
1 – KNOX Samantha NZ
2 – Baijeu Wilhelmina AUS
2 – Cutler Naomi AUS
2 – Chiriff Sarah AUS
Team Poom Female +30
1 – Dunn Kelly AUS
1 – Hodgen Kate AUS
1 – Castle Karen AUS
2 – HAYNES Sophia NZ
2 – KILLALEA Joanna NZ
2 – CARPENTER Leslee NZ
Team Poom Male +30
1 – Chiriff Diego AUS
1 – Kim Harry AUS
1 – Doyle Jonathan AUS
Junior results:
Junior Female – 44 kg
1 – Cheong Benecia AUS
2 – Balangue Mia AUS
3 – SEE Nataly NZ
Junior Female -49 kg
1 – Willox Cassandra AUS
2 – Spiridis Rene AUS
3 – LEVANQUE CHLOE NEWCAL
3 – LARGERON Laure FPTahiti
Junior Female -55 kg
1 – RAIHAUTI Mataheitini FPTahiti
2 – CARPENTERR Jamie NZ
3 – MATTHIEU MELIRIANE NEWCAL
3 – MATTHIEU Emeline NEWCAL
Junior Female -63 kg
1 – Cavey Brittany AUS
2 – Smith Jayme-Lee AUS
3 – BELLAMECHE SORAYA NEWCAL
3 – TEDDY Niaku NZ
Junior Male -63 kg
1 – Podbury Michael AUS
2 – Milne_Pary Charlie AUS
3 – TEHAHE Temataarii FPTahiti
3 – TOURANCHEAU NEWCAL
Junior Male -48 kg
1 – TIXIER Hiroitepumanatu FPTahiti
2 – ROSSIGNON NEWCAL
3 – Hatherley Callan AUS
Junior Male -55 kg
1 – HUAATUA Manu FPTahiti
2 – Willox Jonathon AUS
3 – BADOUX ENERICK NEWCAL
3 – Cavey Damon AUS
Junior Male -73 kg
1 – McKee Mitchell AUS
2 – O’BRIAN Braedon NZ
3 – DOOM Temehau FPTahiti
3 – PAYET MICKAEL NEWCAL
Junior Male +73 kg
1 – HERY Lloyd Tuarai FPTahiti
2 – TAHITOE Azari FPTahiti
3 – JACOBS Sam NZ
3 – OZYURTERI Samim NZ

2 Comments

  1. LTKDNC

    HI,
    GOOD ARTICLE BUT IT MISSES JUNIOR RESULTS….
    BEST SPORTLY REGARDS.

    Reply
    • WTM

      Thanks for you comment! The article has been updated with the Junior results.

      Reply

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