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Xavier Taekwondo captures home tournament title

Cooper Foster garnered an individual bronze medal for the Xavier Taekwondo Club. Contributed
Cooper Foster garnered an individual bronze medal for the Xavier Taekwondo Club. Contributed - Corey LeBlanc
MONASTERY, N.S. —

Xavier Taekwondo Club notched top spot in the team competition during its annual home tournament.    

The second and third-place finishers in the high-calibre event, which attracted 120 to 140 athletes from across the Maritimes, were Inner Strength Taekwondo (Fall River, N.S.) and Soucy Taekwondo (Campbellton, N.B.)    

Alexandra Benevides captured gold for Xavier Taekwondo during the club’s annual home tournament. Contributed
Alexandra Benevides captured gold for Xavier Taekwondo during the club’s annual home tournament. Contributed

The competition, which took place Sept. 28 at East Antigonish Education Centre Academy, also drew a great turnout of supporters.    

Athletes ranged from white belts, which are just starting in the sport, to black belts, who compete at the highest level.    

Here are the individual Xavier Taekwondo Club medal winners:

Gold: James Macquarrie, Ilya Lenco,  Simon Chisholm,  Aidan Benoit, Arun Lenco, Kevin Maclean, Irelyn MacLennan, Lilly Fraser, Mairi Lukeman, Alexandra Benevides and Sophia Murnaghan;    

Thea Delorey of Xavier Taekwondo competes during her club’s home tournament Sept. 28. Contributed
Thea Delorey of Xavier Taekwondo competes during her club’s home tournament Sept. 28. Contributed

Silver: Hannan Lenco, Nikolas Tran, Cameron Fraser, Simon Bannerman, Hilus Keay, Izabella Tunyan, Myra Chisholm, Divjot Kalsi, Caleigh Foster and Amber Whitehead;

Bronze: Heni Sampson, Oscar Colquitt, Zachary Kelly, Sadie Delorey and Cooper Foster.

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