Earns Silver in National Taekwondo Finals
A Provost resident has earned a silver medal for her second place showing at the Canadian Jr. Taekwondo championships staged in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Renee Adams cracked three bones in her left foot while fighting her way through the other competitors.
I kicked an Ontario girl in the face to break the top bone while in the semi-finals. She doesnt know how she damaged her other two bones but thought it was in the same bout with the Ontario fighter. Adams then went on to the final gold medal fights and because her foot was throbbing her coach applied a numbing medication to her foot.
My last fight I definitely could have won but I could not stand properly.
She thinks that she also might have broken a girls arm at the national competition.
She fought four times in the finals. Each fight was three rounds of two minutes each. She beat Ontario 8-2 in her first fight then beat Quebec 6-3. In the semi-final match against Ontario she won 5-0. In the gold medal final Adams lost to an Ontario fighter 7-12.
The week before that the 17 year old fractured her shin while training in Whitecourt. That injury got worse.