Name: Saejin Yi
Height: 5-6
Weight: 140 lbs.
DOB: 2/25/1994
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
Team/Club: High Five Taekwondo
Coach(es): Grandmaster Jung H. Jin & Grandmaster Jong Yi
World Championship Experience
  • 2014 - 9th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championship - 18+ Senior Female Team Poomsae - Bronze
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 - Pan Am Games (team freestyle w/ Andrew Lee, Alex Lee, Karyn Real & Ethan Sun) - Gold
  • 2019 - US Team Trials for Pan Am Games - 18+ Senior Freestyle Team - Gold
  • 2019 - US Open - 18+ Senior Freestyle Team- Bronze
  • 2014 National Team Member
  • 2014 - National Championship - 18-32 Senior Female Team Poomsae - Gold
  • 2013 Collegiate Team Member
  • 2013 - NCTA Collegiate Team Trials- 18-32 Senior Female Team Poomsae - Gold
Personal: Started taekwondo in 2008...Favorite Taekwondo Athlete: Lee Dae-hoon...Favorite Non-Taekwondo Athlete: Megan Rapinoe...Who is your biggest inspiration?: My family...Favorite Food: Any Korean food...Favorite TV Show: Grey's Anatomy...Favorite Movie: Harry Potter series...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: Being the very first team to represent the USA at the 2019 Pan Am Games for poomsae. Not only that, but being able to receive a bronze at the 9th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championship was another proud moment for me.
Did You Know?: I am an EMT studying to become a physician's assistant. With this degree, I aspire to go into the surgical field in order to tend to injured athletes. Aside from my passion to become an PA, my second home is the outdoors; I love backpacking, camping, and just about anything that that keeps me active outdoors.