Christian Medina

Taekwondo

Christian Medina

Nickname: "Little Man"
Height: 5-5
Weight: 138
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Residence: Dyer, Ind.
Coach: Master Luciana Medina
Dojang: ChampYon TKD
High School: Lake Central H.S. 
Year of Graduation: 2011    

WTF World Ranking as of 9/1/12: 116th (-68kg)

Hobbies:
skateboarding, listening to music, eating, cracking jokes and anything to make people smile and laugh

Family: his older sister, Nedra Medina, is also an accomplished taekwondo athlete, winning bronze at the 2008 U.S. Open.

Favorite Foods: anything with carbs, and loves to eat Subway any day and all day

Pre-Competition Meal: Gatorade and granola bar

Favorite Athlete: his sister, Nedra Medina

Favorite Movie: anything that makes him fall out of his seat laughing

Favorite Music: all kinds, varying from Bob Marley to Lil Wayne.

Favorite Place Visited for Competition: Korea

Did You Know?: Christian has been skateboarding for 4 years to help him cut weight...loves to run weight off instead of dieting...he spends every day from 3:30 to 10pm at his father's taekwondo studio.

Quotable Christian Medina: "The whole ChampYon team and I have become very close throughout the years of being together, and I wouldn't trade them for the world. They have been there for everything and I couldn't do it without them."


MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2011 
USAT National Championships (Bantam): BRONZE

2009  Pan Am Junior Championships (Jr. Welter): Quarterfinals
2009  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Welter)
2009 
USAT Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Welter): 1st
2009  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Welter): SILVER
2009  Illinois State Championship: GOLD
2009  Dutch Open Team Member
2009  U.S. Open: SILVER

2008  Copa Mexico: GOLD
2008  Tournament of Champions (Minneapolis, Minn.): SILVER
2008  AAU National Team Member
2008  AAU Team Trials: GOLD
2008  USAT Junior Olympics (Welter): SILVER
2008  New York Open: GOLD
2008  Kansas City Classic: GOLD

2007  Tournament of Champions(St. Paul, Minn.): GOLD
2007  USNTF International (Chicago, Ill.): GOLD
2007  USAT Kansas City National Qualifier: GOLD
2007  Indy Cup (Indianapolis, Ind.): SILVER

2006  North American Championship (Avon, Ohio): GOLD
2006  Gold Cup (New York): SILVER
2006  USAT Senior Nationals: GOLD
2006  Tournament of Champions (Dayton, Ohio): GOLD
2006  Circle City Championship (Indianapolis, Ind.): GOLD
2006  U.S. Champions (St. Paul, Minn.): GOLD
2006  All American Challenge (Hammond, Ind.): SILVER
2006  Woosop Cup: GOLD
2006  Mid-American Championships (Oxford, Ohio): GOLD
2006  USAT Rochester National Qualifier (14-17 Division): GOLD
2006  U.S. Open (14-17 Division): BRONZE

2004  USAT Junior Olympics: GOLD

last updated 9/12/12