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NKU’s Miranda Cox to compete in National Taekwondo Competition for spot on Olympic Team

A Northern Kentucky University Taekwondo team member is competing in the U.S. National Taekwondo Competition on July 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Miranda Cox will be battle for a chance to represent the United States on the USA Olympic Team.


In May, Cox and two of her teammates competed in the 2019 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships in Austin, Texas. To compete at nationals, members had to place in the top-three rankings at the Kentucky Championships. Cox brought home the gold medal in Para Poomsae, a form of Taekwondo. She previously won gold at prior competitions in Utah and Washington, D.C. in 2018.
“This team continues to compete at the national level, it’s been an exciting to watch each of them grow,” said Susie Jang, master instructor. “Miranda has battled the odds with her cerebral palsy and still wins national championships. She inspires everyone with her ambition to succeed.”
The NKU Taekwondo Club was founded in the spring of 1999 by Master Susie Jang and Head Instructor Christopher Jang and is dedicated to Olympic-style taekwondo instruction. Over the last two decades, the team has won 13 international medals, 32 national medals and 116 state championships.
Students can try NKU Taekwondo Club for free, but membership is $125 per year. For more information contact Master Jang at SusieMJang@gmail.com.

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