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Hinesville taekwando team dominates
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In front (l-r) are Joshua Starkey, Zac Rasmussin, Joshua Watts, Alex Smith and Ja Sun Watts. In the second row (l-r) are Bethany Lomis, LaTonya Jones, Kendrick Nail and Alena Edwards. In the back (l-r) are coach Rafael Medina, coach Mirka Kim, coach Edmond Conyers, Mychael Conyers, David Betts, coach Luis Gaybort and coach Hee Kim. - photo by Photo provided.
Several athletes of the Sport Taekwondo Center of Hinesville are still celebrating their wins at Georgia Southern University’s first annual taekwondo tournament on Feb. 24.
Under the direction of coach Rafael Medina and assistant coaches Edmond Conyers and Luis Gaybort, David Betts, Bethany Lomis, Kendrick Nail, Zac Rasmussin, Joshua Starkey and Ja Sun Watts won first place medals in both forms and sparring.  
Also, Alena Edwards placed third in forms and first in sparring. Armando Toledo placed second in both forms and sparrin. LaTonya Jones placed second in sparring and first in forms. Alex Smith placed third in forms and first in sparring. Joshua Watts placed first in forms and second in sparring and Mychael Conyers placed second in both forms and sparring.
Overall, it was an impressive win for the club, but they aren’t stopping there. Many of these athletes as well as many more of the Sport Taekwondo center members are preparing for upcoming tournaments in Rome and Smyrna and the USA Taekwondo National Qualifier in Miami, Fla.
First, second and third place finishers at Miami will qualify for the USA Taekwondo National/Junior Olympic Championship in San Jose, Calif.
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