Unhappy weekend for The Lopez, yet they remain confident
|?? Diana and Steven Lopez in Baku|
The famous family in the World of Taekwondo, The Lopez (Jean, Steven, Diana and Mark), has had an unhappy weekend in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The WTF World Qualification Tournament for the 2012 London Olympic Games was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from June 30 to July 3.
Steven, gold medalist in 2000 and 2004, and bronze medalist in 2008 Olympics, lost 5-4 to Yousef Karami (Iran) in the first round of the tournament.
Diana, Steven’s sister, lost 3-1 to Pei-Hua Tseng of Chinese Tapei in the round of 16, which meant that the US team had to leave Baku without any qualifiers for the Olympics.
However, Steven and Diana still have confidence. They will try to qualify their division at the Pan American Qualification Tournament in Mexico later this year.
by Jean S. Park <World Taekwon Media>