Gold medalist Kelsey Junius hopes to make the 2016 Olympic Taekwondo Team


Kelsey Junius, a junior of South Windsor High School, Connecticut, competed at the 7th annual Pan American Taekwondo Championship in Queretaro, Mexico, and brought home the gold medal.

Competing against seven girls in her division she kept her eye on the goal: the opportunity to make the 2014 Youth Olympic Taekwondo Team, and an invitation to join the 2016 Olympic Taekwondo Team.

A five-time USA National Taekwondo team member Kelsey, began taekwondo training at age 4. In high school she travels internationally to attend many competitions, so she has learned to do her homework on planes and in airports in order to maintain her honors status.

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