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Ana Moreno

Successful Latin Youth in Canada

Ana Moreno is a grade 11 student who is also a 2nd degree Taekwondo Black Belt and a High Performance International athlete. Ana was born in Mexico City where she received her black belt at the age of 8, just a month before moving to Canada in 2006.

Strongly determined to continue developing her Taekwondo skills in her new country, she found Kicks for Kids, a club where she felt at home and in which she trained with members of the Ontario provincial team. Although being prepared to compete in Provincials and the Canadian National Championships, Ana faced the challenge of having to wait 3 years until she became a Canadian Citizen to be able to do so.  The wait was worth it though, as Ana fought her way to the gold medal both in her first Provincial and National Games, making her a National Champion at the age of 13.

Ever since, and with the continued support of her coach, Peruvian-born Master Carla Bacco, Ana has reached the podium every year at the Canadian National Championships as a silver medallist and in addition got bronze at the Canada Open games in 2012.

Ana’s biggest accomplishment yet took place in 2013, when she qualified for the Canadian National Team and represented Canada at the Junior Pan-American Taekwondo Games in Queretaro, Mexico.

In addition to being an accomplished Taekwondo athlete and instructor, Ana is also successful at school, where she has received a French Immersion and an English award as well as being an Honour Roll student in Grades 9 and 10.

Looking to gain more national and international experience, Ana is currently training to participate in the upcoming 2014 Canadian National Championships and in Taekwondo Open tournaments in Europe.

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