Name: Erica Linthorst
Sport: Taekwondo
Discipline(s): Poomsae Taekwondo
Height: 5-2
Weight: 138 pounds
DOB: 4/6/1947
Birthplace: New York City, N.Y.
Hometown: Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
High School: Fieldston H.S. (Riverdale, N.Y.) '65
College: University of Iowa '69 (BA Portuguese and French)
Team/Club: BM Kim's TaeKwonDo
Coach(es): Master David Turgeon
World Championship Experience
  • 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships (Over 65 Individual): Silver
  • 2016 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships (Over 65 Individual): Gold
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 USA Taekwondo National Poomsae Team Member (Over 65 Individual)
  • 2016 USA Taekwondo National Poomsae Team Member (Over 65 Individual)
  • 2015 USA Taekwondo National Poomsae Team Member (Over 65 Individual)
  • 2015 Pan American Poomsae Open (66+ Female Individual): GOLD
  • 2012 U.S. Open (3rd Masters Poomsae): SILVER
  • 2011 USAT National Poomsae Team Member (3rd Masters)
  • 2011 USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (3rd Masters): 1st
Personal: Favorite Foods: many different ethnic cuisines...Favorite Athlete: Roger Federer...Favorite Movies: "Chariots of Fire"...Favorite Music: variety...Hobbies: taekwondo, tennis, hiking, reading and travel...Other Sports Played in High School: field hockey, basketball and tennis...Pre-Competition Meal: yogurt and muesli plus toast
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Quotable Erica Linthorst: "Playing as a team member is an honor; representing a country a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Team spirit and succor is an unparalleled experience that I feel so very fortunate to receive and share.  It is certainly a crowning accomplishment to have come this distance and as a “newbie” I am thrilled to go Vladivostok, Russia with such a terrific group of people I can call teammates and friends."