Ji Hong College Students Win 17 Medals at the Canadian National Wushu Championships, with Brianna Chan and Brandon Luo Selected to the Canadian Junior National Team
At the conclusion of the Canadian National Wushu Championships held in Toronto’s Centennial College, two athletes from the Ji Hong Wu Shu and Tai Chi College have been selected to the Canadian Junior National Wushu Team. They will represent Canada at the 4th Junior World Wushu Championship to be held in Macau on September 17th to 25th of this year.
In accordance with the regulations of the International Wushu Federation, the selection competitions were divided into the Taolu and Sanshou divisions. The taolu athletes are further divided into three age groups: group A, 16 to 18 years of age; group B, 13 to 15 years of age; group C, 12 years of age and under. Each athlete must compete in no less than 2 events and no more than 4 events. The national team selection criteria will be based on the total of the top two scores. Two male and two female athletes will be selected from each age group. The national team will therefore be comprised of 6 male and 6 female athletes for a total of 12 athletes. This team will compete in the World Junior Wushu Championship in September this year.
Athletes from around the country, who must first qualify at the provincial selection competition, competed at the two-day tournament. In the end, 9 students from Ji Hong won 5 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze medals. Brianna Chan won 3 gold medals and ranked first in her group. She was selected to national team group A, Brandon Luo, only 9 year
old won 1 gold and 2 silver medals. Ranked second in his age group, he was selected to the group C of the national team. They will travel far on September 16th to compete in the 4th World Wushu Championship in Macau. Other medals winners from Ji Hong are
Isaiah Wong, 1 gold 2 silver; Curtis Wong, 2 bronze; Tobiah Wong, 1 bronze; Jonathan Huynh, 1 silver 1 bronze; Jeffrey Leung, 2 bronze.
Two years ago, Brianna Chan competed in Singapore at the 3rd World Junior Wushu Championship against many professional athletes from south-east Asia. Competing with poise and high level, she won silver in Nanquan and bronze in Nangun. Her results were the best for a Canadian athlete at the tournament. We wish her the very best in Macau and to again bring honor to Canada. We would also wish Brandon Luo, who at 9 years of age competing at his first world championship to bring home good results.
Ji Hong Wu Shu and Tai Chi College will be holding open houses at the Edmonton schools at downtown location and the Calgary school on Sunday, September 9th and at the same time, 2 to 3 pm. All are welcomed to the event. Please visit the college website at www.jihongtaichi.com for details.