Christina Park

USA Taekwondo

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Nickname: "Sparky"
Height: 5-5
Weight: 147 pounds
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Residence: New York, N.Y.
High School: Miramonte High '98
College: MIT (SB '02, SM '03)
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Coaches: Master Jun Chul Sung & Chul Wang
Dojang: West Side Taekwondo

Favorite pre-competition meal is pasta...favorite movies are Searching for Bobby Fischer and Miracle...lists Korea as her favorite country to have visited for competition...was co-founder and former president, instructor and captain of the MIT Sport Taekwondo Club.

Did You Know?: She was a music minor and played violin in the MIT Symphony.

Quotable Christina Park: "Run in such a way as to get the prize." -1 Corinthians 9:24 

Competition Record:

2011  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member (1st Team w/ Rene Chen & Lisa Zhou)
2011 
U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Team w/ Rene Chen & Lisa Zhou): 1st
2011  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Seniors): 3rd

2010 
National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pair): 3rd
2010  National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Team): 2nd
2010 
U.S. Open (1st Pair): BRONZE
2010  U.S. Open (1st Team): SILVER

2009 
National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Team): 2nd
2009  U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): 2nd
2009  National Team Qualifier (Middle): 1st 

2008  U.S. Senior Nationals (Welter): BRONZE
2008  York National Qualifier (Welter): GOLD

2007  World University Games Trials (Middle): 1st
2007  Sr. National Team Trials (Middle): 2nd

2006  U.S. Senior Nationals (Middle): GOLD
2006  World University Championships (Middle): BRONZE
2006  National Collegiate Team Trials (Middle): GOLD
2006  Sr. National Team Trials (Middle): 2nd

2005  U.S. Senior Nationals (Middle): GOLD
2005  World University Games Team Captain (Middle)
2005  Collegiate Team Trials (Middle): GOLD
2005  U.S. Open (Middle) - GOLD
2005  World Championship Fight-Off (Middle) - BRONZE

2004  Pan Am Championships (Captain) - BRONZE
2004  U.S. Nationals (Middle) - SILVER
2004  World University Championships (Captain) - BRONZE
2004  Collegiate Championships (Middle) - GOLD
2004  Collegiate Team Trials (Middle) - GOLD
2004  U.S. Open (Middle) - GOLD

2003  Collegiate Championships (Middle) - GOLD
2003  World University Games - Captain
2003  U.S. Team Trials (Middle) - SILVER
2003  U.S. Nationals (Middle) - SILVER
2003  Collegiate Team Trials (Middle) - GOLD

2002  Collegiate Championships (Middle) - GOLD
2002  Collegiate Team Trials (Middle) - SILVER
2002  NCTA Female Athlete of the Year

2001  Collegiate Championships (Middle) - GOLD
2001  U.S. Team Trials (Welter) - BRONZE
2001  U.S. Nationals (Welter) - BRONZE

1998  Junior Olympics (18 yr. division) - BRONZE

1995  Junior Olympics (Jr. Feather) - BRONZE

last updated 6/2/11