Nicknames: "LC" or "L-Boogie"
Height: 5-11
Weight: 160 lbs.
Coach: Juan Moreno
High School: Bishop Kenny H.S. (Jacksonville, Fla.)
College: University of Miami
Facebook: /lauren.c.hamon
Twitter: @thelchamon
Instagram: @thelchamon

WTF World Ranking as of 10/1/15: 20th (World +73kg); 17th (Olympic +67kg)

-2008 NCTA Female Athlete of the Year

Enjoys running, yoga, designing clothes and photography...favorite food is salad...participated in basketball, volleyball and cross country in high school...favorite movies are Pretty Woman, Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Devil Wears major in college...wants to be a fashion designer.

Competition Record:
2015  WTF World Grand Prix Series 3 - Manchester (+67kg): Round of 32

          -lost to Petra Matijasevic (MKD), 3-2, in Round of 32
2015  Argentina Open (+73kg): BRONZE
2015  Bolivia Open (-73kg): BRONZE
2015  WTF World Taekwondo Championships (+73kg): Round of 32
          -lost to Shin-bi Kim (KOR), 2-1 (OT), in Round of 32 
2015  Pan Am Games Team Trials (+67kg): 2nd

2014  USA Taekwondo National Team Trials (women’s heavy): FIRST
2014  U.S. National Team member (Heavy)
U.S. Open (Heavy): BRONZE
2014  Canadian Open (Heavy): SILVER

2013  U.S. Open (Middle): BRONZE 
2013  U.S. National Team Member (Middle)
  U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): 1st
2013  WTF World Taekwondo Championships (Middle): Quarterfinal
          -def. Aliya Mursalimova (UKR), 6-1, in Round of 32 
          -def. Guzel Kurbanova (RUS), 0-0 by decision, in Round of 16
          -lost to In-Jong Lee (KOR), 7-0, in quarterfinal
2013  WTF Grand Prix Final (women’s +67kg): Round of 16
  Pan American Open: SILVER

U.S. Open (Middle): 2nd
          -def. Raphaela Pereira (BRA), 0-0 (SUP), in round of 16
          -def. Kiara Pena (PUR), 11-2, in quarterfinals
          -def. Jacqueline Galloway Sanchez (MEX), 1-0, in semifinals
          -lost to Maria Espinoza Espinoza (MEX), 7-0, in finals

Olympic Trials - Phase 7 (-67kg): 1st
2012 Pan Am Championships: 1st
2012 German Open: 3rd

2011  Pan Am Games (Heavy +67kg): BRONZE
          -def. Natalia Silva (BRA), by SUP (1-1), in Quarterfinals
          -lost to Glenhis Hernandez (CUB), 4-1, in Semifinals

2011  World Taekwondo Championships (Heavy): Quarterfinals
          -def. Mereke Zhunussova (KAZ), 1-0, in Round of 32
          -def. Katharina Weiss (GER), 2-1, in Round of 16
          -lost to Rosana Simon (ESP), 5-4 in overtime, in quarterfinals

2011  Pan Am Games Team Member (Middle/Heavy)
Pan Am Games Qualifier (Middle/Heavy): Qualified
          -def. Helloraine Zatta Oakes Paiva (BRA) 3-0
          -def. Glehnis Hernandez Horta (CUB) by superiority

2011  U.S. National Team Member (Heavy)
U.S. National Team Trials (Heavy): 1st

Pan Am Games Team Trials (Middle/Heavy): 1st
2010  U.S. National Team Member (Heavy)

2009  World Taekwondo Championships (Heavy): Quarterfinals
2009  U.S. National Team Member (Heavy)
U.S. National Team Trials (Heavy): 1st
2009  Kissimmee National Qualifier (Heavy): GOLD
2009  U.S. Open (Heavy): SILVER
2009  National Team Qualifier (Heavy): 1st 

2008  Pan Am Championships Team Member (Heavy)
2008  Daytona National Qualifier (Heavy): GOLD
2008  Collegiate Nationals (Heavy): GOLD
2008  U.S. Open (Heavy): GOLD

2007  Toronto Open: BRONZE
2007  Sr. National Team Trials (Heavy): 2nd
2007  Pan Am Games Trials (Middle/Heavy): 1st

2006  U.S. National Team Member (Heavy)
Pan Am Championships (Heavy): BRONZE
2006  Sr. National Team Trials (Heavy): 1st

2005  U.S. National Team Member (Heavy)
U.S. Senior Nationals (Heavy): BRONZE
2005  World University Games (Heavy): Quarterfinals
2005  Collegiate Trials (Heavy): GOLD
2005  World Championships (Heavy): Quarterfinals

2004  Canadian Open: SILVER
2004  U.S. Senior Nationals: BRONZE
2004  Belgium Open: SILVER
2004  U.S. Open: BRONZE

2003  Collegiate Nationals: GOLD
2003  U.S. Senior Nationals: GOLD

2002  Junior Olympics: GOLD

2001  Junior Olympics: BRONZE

last updated 10/19/15