Nickname: "Little Man"
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