San training presidents cup and Australian Open

By Kirra Livingstone

FOUR athletes from the San Training Centre competed in the Presidents Cup and Australian Open in Morayfield from July 7-9, showing promise in their matches.
Firstly at the Presidents Cup on July 7 and 8, Sonia lost her semi final, Cameron won round of 16 but lost the quarter final against the world number 11 in his division, and Jack lost round of 16.
Then at the Australian Open, Sonia won the semi final, but lost the final, Cameron lost the quarter final, and Charlie lost round of 16.
Despite the losses, Cameron is still happy with the efforts his team put in, competing over three long days.
“Although we didn’t get any placings I was still pleased of how my students went, especially because they were quite huge international competitions,” he said.
The club also recently trained with the Australian Open Taiwan team, giving them the opportunity to fight against different styles leading into the competition.
San Training’s next event is the Taekwondo Nationals later this year.