2014 Grand Prix I Final Results
A team of 10 USA Taekwondo athletes concluded competition today at the 2014 World Taekwondo Grand Prix I in Suzhou, China. Through the Grand Prix Series, the World Taekwondo Federation seeks to promote the sport throughout the world, showcasing many of its top up-and-coming competitors.
On the final day of the international event, American Terrance Jennings (Alexandria, Va.) won his first two matches—a 15-13 result and an 8-5 decision—and then lost in a 15-7 result in the round of 8.
Cheyenne Lewis (San Francisco) won her first match in a 7-5 decision. She then lost to the defending Olympic gold medalist in a 7-5 result in the round of 16.
Mark Lopez (Sugar Land, Texas) won his first match in overtime, accruing more hits in the extra period to defeat his opponent after an 8-8 score in regulation. He then lost a 7-5 decision in the round of 16.
In earlier action, on the first day of the event, Charlotte Craig (Murrieta, Calif.) advanced to the quarterfinal round before losing a 9-8 result. Stephen Lambdin (Rockwall, Texas) also won his first match in overtime and lost his second in 5-1 decision.
In other first-round action, Lauren Hamon (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Jacquline Galloway (Wylie, Texas) lost their opening matches.
In further action from the second day of the event, James Howe (San Ramon, Calif.) lost in the round of 16 with a 9-3 result. Steven Lopez (Sugar Land, Texas) also lost in the round of 16.
Paige McPherson (Sturgis, S.D.) also competed at the prestigious event.
Patrice Remarck served as head coach for the American contingent. Joseph Salim, Juan Moreno and Jean Lopez served as the assistant coaches.
For full video coverage of the first day at the Grand Prix, click here.
For full video coverage of the second day at the Grand Prix, click here.
For full video coverage of the third day at the Grand Prix, click here.