Haley Kong

USA Taekwondo

Haley Kong

Nickname: "Hay Hay"
Height: 5-3
Weight: 97
Birthplace: San Mateo, Calif..
Coaches: Master Merrill Jung, Master Thomas Mar and Master David Mangonon
Dojangs: Korean Martial Arts Center and Stanford University
High School: San Mateo H.S. (San Mateo, Calif.) '11   
College: Stanford University
Year of Graduation: 2015

WTF World Ranking as of 9/1/12: T-130th (-49kg)

Awards:
-2011 Chris Canning Award of Excellence winner
-2011 AAU High School Sullivan Award finalist
-2010 Chris Canning Award of Excellence finalist

Other Sports Played:
cross country

Hobbies: collecting pressed pennies, traveling to foreign countries, playing the piano and french horn, gardening, baking, reading manga and attending musicals

Favorite Foods: sushi, spaghetti, pizza, ramen and Chinese food

Pre-Competition Meal: noodles

Favorite Athletes: Shawn Johnson and Kerri Strug

Favorite Movies: "Transformers", "White Chicks", "Lion King", "Indiana Jones" and "Toy Story 3"

Favorite Music: all types

Favorite Country Visited for Competition: Netherlands

Did You Know?: Haley is an ambassador Girl Scout, has earned her Bronze and Silver Awards, and is currently working on her Girl Scout Gold Award project...she has a 4.0 GPA...she has trekked to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, stood on the Great Wall of China, hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, been inside King Tut's tomb and the Great Pyramids of Giza, seen Big Ben, rode to the top of the Eiffel Tower, gazed at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and most recently swam with the sea lions in the Galapagos Islands...she completed her advanced level piano exam and plays the french horn in the school symphonic band and the piano in the jazz band.

Quotable Haley Kong: "I would like to thank Master Jung, Master Mar, and Master Mangonon for their unwavering support. Thank you also to my teammates who have made training and intense but fun learning experience. Lastly, Mom and Dad, thank you so much for your love and encouragement. You were there when I took my first steps onto the taekwondo mat and you have been there for me ever since."


MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2011  Costa Rica Open (Sr. Fin): GOLD
2011  USAT Senior Nationals (Sr. Fin): GOLD
2011  AAU Senior National Team Member (Sr. Fin)

2010 
AAU Senior National Team Trials: 1st
2010  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Bantam)
2010 
USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Bantam): GOLD
2010  Spanish Open (Jr. Bantam): Quarterfinals
2010 
USAT Fresno National Qualifier (Sr. Fin): BRONZE
2010  Junior World Championships (Jr. Bantam): Round of 32
              -lost to Yaoye Song (CHN), 7-3, in Rd. of 32
2010  Junior World Team Member (Jr. Bantam)
2010 
Junior World Team Trials (Jr. Bantam): 1st
2010  AAU Junior National Team Member (Jr. Bantam)

2009  Junior World Championships Team Trials Open Qualifier (Jr. Bantam): 3rd
2009  Junior Pan Ams (Jr. Fly): Quarterfinals
2009  AAU Junior National Team Trials: 1st
2009  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Fly)
2009
  USAT Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Fly): 1st
2009  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Fly): SILVER
2009  USAT San Jose National Qualifier (Sr. Fin): GOLD
2009  USAT San Jose National Qualifier (Jr. Fly): GOLD
2009  Dutch Open (Jr. Fly): SILVER
2009  U.S. Open (Jr. Fly): SILVER
2009  AAU Junior National Team Member

2008  AAU Nationals (Jr. Fly): GOLD
2008  AAU National Qualifier (Jr. Fly): GOLD
2008  USAT York National Qualifier (Jr. Fly): GOLD
2008  USAT York National Qualifier (Jr. Poomsae): GOLD
2008  USAT York National Qualifier (Sr. Fin): SILVER
2008  USAT York National Qualifier (Sr. Poomsae): BRONZE
2008  California State Championships (Jr. Bantam): BRONZE
2008  California State Championships (Sr. Fin): BRONZE
2008  U.S. Open (Sr. Poomsae): BRONZE

2007  USAT Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Fly): 3rd
2007  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Fly): SILVER
2007  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Poomsae): SILVER
2007  AAU National Qualifier (Jr. Fly): GOLD
2007  USAT Portland National Qualifier (Jr. Fly): BRONZE
2007  USAT Portland National Qualifier (Jr. Poomsae): GOLD

2006  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Poomsae): GOLD
2006  USAT Portland National Qualifier (12-13 Bantam): GOLD
2006  USAT Portland National Qualifier (12-13 Poomsae): SILVER

last updated 9/13/12

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