A taekwondo athlete in red vest smilesCandice Ward/COC
Candice Ward/COC

Tae-Ku Park


  • Competed at the 2022 and 2023 World Taekwondo Championships, first in the non-Olympic -74kg event before dropping down to -68kg
  • Won -74kg bronze at the 2022 Pan American Championships
  • Competed at the 2018 World Junior Championships
  • Began competing as a senior internationally at the 2019 Canada Open where he won -68kg bronze
  • Earned his first senior international victory at the 2022 Polish Open; also won gold at the 2023 Canada Open (both in the -74kg event)

A Little More About Tae-Ku

Getting into the Sport: Started in taekwondo at age 2 at his family-owned academy; began competing at age 3… Sister Skyler and brother Braven are both members of the Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games team, along with their father and coach, Jae… Outside Interests: Enjoys playing basketball, soccer, golf…

Palmarès international

World Taekwondo Championships: 2023 – Round of 64 (-68kg); 2022 – Round of 16 (-74kg) Pan American Championships: 2022 – BRONZE (-74kg)