Students from Vuong's Taekwondo Center eagerly gathered as they watched Olympian Terrence Jennings earn a bronze medal.
Young martial artists from around the area gathered in front of a television Thursday morning and watched as Terrence Jennings took home bronze in the 2012 Olympic featherweight Taekwondo competition. Jennings, originally from Alexandria, VA, spent time speaking to and hanging out with local students from Vuong’s Taekwondo Center in Crofton at a national championship tournament last month. After spending time with the kids, many of the young athletes gathered at the center Thursday morning and eagerly watched as Jennings competed in the Olympics. Jennings lost his Olympic debut but fought his way back to earn a bronze medal in his featherweight weight class, according to NBC. Meeting Jennings encouraged and motivated youth martial artists …
Local athletes are excited to watch the Tawkwondo Olympian they met in July during a national championship.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The following article was submitted by Erin Hazard and edited. On Thursday, as members of the Maryland State Taekwondo team arrive early in the morning for summer camp, they will anxiously be awaiting the results of Olympian Terrence Jennings’ first match of the 2012 Olympic games in London—hoping for the opportunity to watch his next round at their Olympic viewing party. Jennings, who hails from Alexandria, Va., met with the local students from Vuong’s competition team in Dallas during the 2012 National Taekwondo Championships last month. Jennings, who was in full Olympic training with the USA team at the time, took pictures with the young athletes and spoke with them about the importance of working hard towards their goals. The moment …