RMC reported Monday that first year student-athlete Hannah Lee has won gold in the U30 Women’s Team Poomsae category and is now qualified to be a member of Team Canada when they compete at the upcoming World Poomsae Championships in Denmark.
“It definitely took a lot of hard work, persistence and dedication to get to where I am now—and I still have a long way to go from here,” said Lee, who trained with civilian teammates Justina Yu and Briana Mei over the winter break to prepare for the national championships .
“We were all holding hands as we waited for the results to come out, knowing that we did the best we could with only four days of rigorous training we had together during the winter break,” Lee recounted. “When we saw that we had secured a spot on team Canada for the World Championships in Denmark, we all cried in joy and hugged each other.”
According to an RMC release: Poomsae (Korean for patterns) is the discipline of performing a rehearsed routine, which demonstrates the techniques of Taekwondo.
The World Championships will be held in Vejle, Denmark from May 21 to 24 .