Pil Sung wins gold, Mignot named to national team

Clemence Mignot of Guilderland has been named to the 2022-23 National Team.

GUILDERLAND — Pil Sung Taekwondo of Guilderland took top honors, once again, at the Amateur Athletic Union Taekwondo National Championships in Nevada and the AAU Junior Olympic Games held in North Carolina last month.
Pil Sung Taekwondo brought 16 athletes to compete in Forms, Point Sparring, Board Breaking, and Olympic style sparring, earning a total of 196 national medals, and securing a national team member spot on the AAU/USA National Team.

Clemence Mignot, a Guilderland second-degree black belt, won her division, the divisional Grand Champion, and also earned a spot on the 2022-23 National Team.

The 2022 AAU Taekwondo National Championships took place July 4 to 10, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s national championships were the largest in AAU history with nearly 4,000 athletes from across the USA as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico participating.

In the end, Pil Sung earned 151 medals at nationals, including 90 gold medals.

The 2022 AAU Junior Olympic Games were hosted in Greensboro, North Carolina July 28 through 31. Pil Sung Taekwondo had four athletes compete, earning 33 gold medals.

Additionally, Joey Hasan and Mia Hasan were the overall male and female point total leaders at the end of the games earning them both Joel Ferrell awards for the sport of Taekwondo.

Joel Ferrell Memorial Awards recognize the athletic ability and sportsmanship of an athlete representing each official sport at the AAU Olympic Games. Ferrell, a former aerospace engineer, made numerous contributions to the AAU.

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