|Full name||Matthew Francis Beach|
22 December 1977 |
Guildford, Surrey, Great Britain
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||94 kg (207 lb)|
Matthew Francis Beach (born 22 December 1977 in Guildford, Surrey, Great Britain) is a New Zealand taekwondo practitioner of British origin. Beach qualified for the men's heavyweight division (+80 kg) at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after winning the Oceanian Qualification Tournament in Nouméa, New Caledonia. He lost the preliminary round of sixteen match to China's Liu Xiaobo, with a score of 1–4. Beach currently resides in Bogota, Colombia, where he is employed by the British Embassy as an immigration officer.
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- "Competition results of Oceania Qualification Tournament (Dec. 1, 2007)". World Taekwondo Federation. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "Men's +80kg (+176 lbs) Round of 16 Final". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "Early mistake costs NZ taekwondo fighter". Stuff.co.nz. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
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