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Kendall Yount
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Born (1998-07-09) July 9, 1998 (age 20)
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
ResidenceKentucky, USA
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight137 lb (62 kg; 9 st 11 lb)
StyleTaekwondo
TrainerJuan Moreno[1]

Kendall Yount (born July 9, 1998) is an American taekwondo athlete.[2] She began training taekwondo at the age of 4, looking for a place in the American Olympic team for 2020.[3] Yount qualified for the first junior national team when she was 12 years old.[4] She has participated in eight national teams for the United States.

Yount was selected as the flag bearer in the opening ceremony before earning Olympic gold at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, as the only taekwondo representative for the United States. [5]

At 13, she won gold at the 2012 National Championships, in the world class senior light weight division.[6] Yount qualified for the senior team trials of the United States by winning bronze at the Senior Nationals in 2014.[7]

Except for her accolades with the American national team, she is a two-time world champion according to the American Taekwondo Association, an American martial arts association.[citation needed]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Tournament (Year)[8][9][10] Medal
USAT Nationals (2011) Gold
USAT Nationals (2012) Gold
AAU Team Trials (2013) Gold
AAU Nationals (2013) Gold
USAT Nationals (2013) Gold
Canada Open (2013) Gold
Pan-American Championships (2013) Gold
Youth Olympic Games Qualifier (2014) Silver
USA World Team Trials (2014) Gold
USA Y.O.G. Team Trials (2014) Gold
USA Open (2014) Gold
German Open (2014)[11] Bronze
Youth Olympic Games (2014) Gold
National Collegiate Championships (2017)[12] Gold
ATA World Championships (2017) Gold

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Kendall Yount". Olympics Team USA. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  2. Waddell, Greg (July 26, 2012). "Owenton martial artist makes history at USA Taekwondo National Championships". The Oldham Era. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  3. Whitlock, John (November 21, 2012). "Gold hunt: Owen County taekwondo standout". The News Herald. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  4. "Yount, Kendall / USA (WTF Qualification Tournament For Nanjing 2014)". YouTube. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  5. "Flag bearer Yount adds Gold Medal to YOG Experience".
  6. "USA Taekwondo". USA Taekwondo. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  7. "USA Taekwondo". USA Taekwondo. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  8. "Yount, Kendall". Taekwondo Data. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  9. Simpson, Mandy (March 21, 2011). "Danville girl's killer kick earns world championship". Central Kentucky News. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  10. "Olympic Hopeful: Still Chasing Her Dream". True Blue Coverage. July 11, 2013. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  11. "German Open 2014 Poolists 1" (PDF). WordPress. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  12. "2nd NCTA National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships and National High School Championships Held April 1-2, 2017" (web). NCTA. Retrieved July 1, 2017.

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