Michael Harvey (taekwondo)

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Michael Harvey
Personal information
Birth name Michael Paul Harvey
Born 21 September 1989 (1989-09-21) (age 27)

Michael Paul Harvey (born on 21 September 1989) is a British taekwondo practitioner. He is a European champion at bantamweight (under 63 kilograms), a World silver medalist and has competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Early life[edit]

Harvey grew up in Hyde, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom and as a teenager he attended Longdendale Community Language College in Hollingworth, Hyde.

Taekwondo career[edit]

Harvey began the sport of taekwondo at the early age of 5 years old. After many years of success in the junior ranks he made the switch to the senior divisions and made the GB Taekwondo team for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.[1] Michael lost his first bout to World Silver Medalist and now Olympic Champion Guillermo Perez of Mexico on golden point as the match drew to a close and scoreline of 2-2. In the repechage first round match Michael lost to the man who became Afghanistan's first Olympic medalist in history, Rohullah Nikpai. The match finished with a scoreline of 2-1.

Taekwondo medals[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2008 Olympic Games Beijing 7th -58 kg
2008 British International Open Manchester 2nd -63 kg
2008 Belgian Open Herentals 2nd -58 kg
2008 Dutch Open Eindhoven 2nd -58 kg
2009 British International Open Manchester 1st -63 kg
2010 Belgian Open Herentals 1st -63 kg
2011 World Championships Gyeongju 2nd -63 kg
2011 Chuncheon Open Chuncheon 3rd -68 kg
2011 Goseong Invitational Goseong 1st -68 kg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete Profile". Olympics UK site. Retrieved August 22, 2008.