Olympic Champion Love Named Assistant Para Coach

June 27, 2018, 11:49 a.m. (ET)

Lynnette Love headdshot

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) -- Two-time Olympic medalist Lynnette Love has been named as assistant para sparring national team coach by USA Taekwondo. Love will assist head coach Jason Poos at upcoming events including the Para Pan American Championships on July 13.

"I am honored about being selected as assistant para coach," said Love. "I love coaching and in the last three years have coached one of my para taekwondo students. I look forward to developing our para team along with head coach Jason (Poos) and making our team very competitive and successful on the world stage."

Love brings a wealth of competition and coaching experience to the position. A three-time world champion and six-time Pan American champion, she also won a gold medal in taekwondo at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1992 Barcelona Games. Love has coached at the national and international level since 1993, serving as U.S. National Team coach from 1993-2000. She studied special physical education at the University of Virginia and has been involved with para taekwondo for the past three years.

Love will be on hand at next week's U.S. National Championships in Salt Lake City to assist with the para competition.