Taekwondo star preps for Tokyo 2021 in Winnipeg home


Skylar Park had a confirmed Olympic berth in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the 57-kilogram class for taekwondo. But those plans have been put on hold for the time being, as reported by an April 28 Sportsnet story. The 20-year-old is taking it in stride — and keeping up a steady training routine in the basement of her family home in Winnipeg. In fact, she comes from a long line of taekwondo athletes. There are 16 members of her family who have black belts in the martial art. Park’s father, Jae, coached his daughter to a world championship bronze and a Pan American Games silver in 2019. Right now, she’s sparring with her younger brothers. “It definitely has made me keep pushing harder just to keep up with them and to hold my own against them. It definitely has helped me inside the ring,”
Park said.

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