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Medals in Poland for Kelowna martial artists

Jon Zaleski (right) and Carson Benedict won medals last week at the European Tae Kwon Do Open Championship in Poland. - Contributed
Jon Zaleski (right) and Carson Benedict won medals last week at the European Tae Kwon Do Open Championship in Poland.
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Two Kelowna martial artists have returned home with some hardware from an international competition.

Jon Zaleski and Carson Benedict both represented Canada and won medals last week at the European Tae Kwon Do Open Championship in Krakow, Poland.

Zaleski, a former world champion,  won two silver medals.

Zaleski lost the overall heavyweight division to American Steve Miller from Nashville, Tennessee in an overtime decision.

Benedict received a bronze medal in the pattern division.

The two athletes were accompanied to Poland by Kelowna Martial Arts Master Dan Zaleski.

"It was a great championship with 847 competitors from 19 countries," said Dan Zaleski. "The top heavyweights in the world were in attendance. This tournament is the precursor to the world championships that will be held in England in July 2013."

Zaleski and Benedict were the only two athletes representing Canada.

 

Dan Zaleski and his school are in the process of planning to host the Canadian Tae Kwon Do Championships in Kelowna, April 27, 2013.

 

 

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