Brian Clyne lived the dream. In his chosen sport, he was selected to wear Team Canada colours.
Clyne was part of a 50-athlete Canadian contingent at the 2011 International Taekwon-Do Federation world championships in New Zealand. He fought in the junior men’s over-70-kilogram class. Even though he lost his first bout, the overall experience was life-changing. “Going to New Zealand for the worlds will most probably be one of my most significant achievements of my life,” he said. “The event broadened my global perspective, and showed me a new perspective on Taekwon-Do. This event was truly an awesome experience.”
Clyne, from Prince George’s Family Taekwon-Do, made Team Canada based on his results at the ITF Canadian nationals.