Chilean athlete Ignacio Morales has started the competitive season in the best possible shape after placing 1st at the Canadian Open Taekwondo 2023 and 2nd at the US Open G2 Las Vegas.
National taekwondo champion Ignacio Morales has claimed the world’s best crown when he won the Canadian Open 2023 in the senior Kyorgi category at the championships in Vancouver, Canada. In the same week, he went to Las Vegas, USA to compete in the Open G2, where he placed second on the podium.
Both tournaments were attended by the best representatives of countries such as South Korea, Canada, USA, China, Ireland, Spain and Brazil. Although the national team player was forced to struggle eight times against strong opponents, he said that he overcame it with mentality and tactics.
The gold medal gave him 20 points and the silver medal 12 points, giving him a total of 32 pluses in the world and Olympic rankings.
A better way to the Pan American Games and potentially qualifying for the Olympic Games.
“For me, it is very important to have achieved these results.
The win puts me in a very good position for Santiago 2023,” he said from the start.
“Definitely a great motivation for the next tournament. In addition, we had 8 very strong and quality fights against very complicated rivals, which added some flavor to our victory. ‘ added the gold medalist at the final South American Games held in Asuncion, Paraguay.
Finally, the 27-year-old said, “Thank you to all my team, my family, my friends, my sponsor Reebok, and all the organizations behind this achievement. All of them help me improve every day. It encourages me to do it.”