Matthew Beach

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Matthew Beach
Personal information
Full name Matthew Francis Beach
Nationality  New Zealand
Born (1977-12-22) 22 December 1977 (age 36)
Guildford, Surrey, Great Britain[1]
Residence Bogota, Colombia[1]
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Sport
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) +80 kg

Matthew Francis Beach (born 22 December 1977 in Guildford, Surrey, Great Britain) is a New Zealand taekwondo practitioner of British origin.[2] 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.[3] He lost the preliminary round of sixteen match to China's Liu Xiaobo, with a score of 1–4.[4][5] Beach currently resides in Bogota, Colombia, where he is employed by the British Embassy as an immigration officer.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Matthew Beach – Taekwondo" (PDF). Sport Manawatu. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Matthew Beach". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Competition results of Oceania Qualification Tournament (Dec. 1, 2007)". World Taekwondo Federation. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's +80kg (+176 lbs) Round of 16 Final". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Early mistake costs NZ taekwondo fighter". Stuff.co.nz. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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