Diana Lopez

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Diana Lopez Taekwondo

Personal information
Nationality: United StatesUnited States United States
Society: Lopez Taekwondo Academy
Birthday: 7th January 1984
Place of birth: Houston
Size: 155 cm

Diana Lopez (born January 7, 1984 in Houston ) is an American Taekwondoin . It starts in the weight class up to 57 kilograms.

Lopez, whose parents emigrated to the USA from Nicaragua , comes from a sports-loving family, and her three brothers Steven , Mark and Jean are also successful Taekwondoin. Steven Lopez is the most successful athlete in modern full contact Taekwondo with two Olympic victories and five world championship titles, Jean is Diana's trainer, founder of the Lopez Taekwondo Academy and US national trainer . Diana Lopez celebrated her first international successes at Junior World Championships, in 1998 in Istanbul and 2000 in Killarney she won the title in the class up to 52 kilograms.

In the adult area Lopez first took part in the 2001 World Cup in Jeju-si , but was eliminated in their opening fight. The following year, she finally won her first international adult title at the Pan American Championships in Quito . At the 2005 World Championships , she was world champion in the class up to 59 kilograms, and in 2007 she won another World Championship medal in Beijing with bronze.

Lopez participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the class up to 57 kilograms she reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to Azize Tanrıkulu . With two wins in the Hope Round, she won a bronze medal. Her brothers Steven and Mark also won Olympic medals. For the first time, three siblings were able to win Olympic medals in three different competitions in one year.

At the 2011 American Olympic qualification tournament in Santiago de Querétaro , Lopez won the decisive battle for third place and qualified for her second Olympic Games in London in 2012 . There she took seventh place.

Diana Lopez is studying Education at the University of Houston .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Fighting for gold, Alongside Her Brother. Retrieved June 12, 2012 .