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Joy Crouch is Australia’s new Golden Girl of ITF Taekwon-Do. She won 2
Gold medals at the International Taekwon-Do Federation’s Special Needs
World Championships in Argentina.
was Australia’s first down syndrome athlete to compete at the ITF
World Championships, in the first fully fledged ITF Special Needs
won Gold in the Adult individual yellow belt patterns, and also in the
Mixed abilities event. Lindy teamed up with Joshua Zdybel to perform
self defense against weapon attacks and an unarmed assailant.
was an incredible performance in front of a massive, and parochial,
Argentinian crowd in Buenos Aires’ huge Tecnopolis complex. The event
included 5 days of competition, with typical running times from 10am –
was part of a 15 strong Australian squad, which also included 2 Special Needs athletes.
The other, Master Lee Hermansson, of Broken Hill, took out a Silver
medal in the patterns.