MANITOBA'S DOMINIQUE BOSSHART
CANADA HOPES FOR THE
2000 OLYMPIC GAMES
Born in Morges,
Switzerland on 1978 and immigrate to Canada (Landmark,
Manitoba) in 1981, when she was 3 years old. Her first school of Taekwondo
was located in Lorette a branch of Winnipeg Kang's Taekwondo Academy. Her
first coach was Grandmaster Joo Won Kang founder of the school. His
brother push her into Taekwondo when she was only 12 years old. Since that
time she got in love with Taekwondo and decided that it would be the
sport for her.
Her accomplishment during his Taekwondo Careers has
been spectacular. Some of her accomplishment are listed below :
Seven National Titles. She has
not lost a National Championships since she first entered
in 1993, when she was only 15 years old.
Three International bronze
medals (Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1995, Cuba
in 1996, Peru in 1998).
Finished in the Top eight at the
: 4th Women's World Taekwondo Championships organized in New York, USA
in 1993. 5th Women's World Taekwondo Championships organized in
Manila, Philippines in 1995. 6th Women's World Taekwondo Championships
organized in Hong Kong in 1997.
Gold medal at the 1999 Olympic
Carding event organized in Toronto on April, 1999.
Silver medal at the 7th Women's
World Taekwondo Championships organized in Edmonton, Canada on June,
Bronze medal at the Pan American
Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on August, 1999.
- Gold medal at the Pan-Am Games 2000 held in
- Bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games
in Sydney, Australia, on September, 2000.
Bosshart competes in the Heavyweight category. She is a very aggressive
and relatively fast fighter who likes the excitement of competing.
According to her she is more successful attacking rather than
Dominique Bosshart is a nationally carded B Athlete.
Her next challenge will be the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia,
on September, 2000. Canada has a spot for two men and two women to compete
in the selection meets in Croatia and Miami, however only Dominique
Bosshart, classified for the Olympic. She has taken a year off of studies
at the University of Winnipeg in Order to prepare herself for this
lifetime opportunity, To represent Canada at the 2000 Olympic Games. To
get ready for Sydney, Grand Master Kang made arrangements for Dominique
Bosshart, so she can train in Korea in a small town called "Kwang Ju",
just south of Seoul. She spent two-month training in Korea, for eight
hours a day, six days a week with a physical and technical
Dominique Bosshart believes that with all of her hard
work done during the last eight years, especially in the two last months
spent in Korea, before Sydney, there is a great chance for her to come
home with a medal. "It takes a lot of metal toughness to go through
that and complete the whole training," she says. "I worked so
hard and went through so much that there's no way that I'm going to let
anyone beat me."
I wish her all the best and thank her for been such a
good example of dedication and perseverance to the youth Martial Artist. I
also thank her for representing our city so well and taking it to
WINNIPEG IS GOING TO THE 2000
||CONGRATULATIONS TO DOMINIQUE
BOSSHART SHE IS THE ONLY CANADIAN WHO QUALIFY FOR THE 2000 OLYMPIC
GAMES. SHE WON A GOLD MEDAL ON THE PAN AMERICAN TAEKWONDO REGIONAL ON