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Date of Birth: 07/10/77
Place of Birth: Morges, Switzerland
Hometown: Landmark, MB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 169 lbs
Years on National Team: 8
  Dominique Bosshart could singlehandedly put taekwondo on the Canadian sports map. The martial art sport makes it Olympic debut at the Sydney Games and Bosshart is the only Canadian who qualified directly for the Games.

  She was second at the 1999 world championships in the 67 kilograms and over category. She lost the final in one of the highest ever scoring matches for the heavyweight division. She'll enter the Games ranked in the world's top-10. Bosshart started the sport in 1991 at age 13 at the urging of her brother who would eventually quit.

  "I was always in sports before taekwondo and had good athletic ability," said Bosshart, a seven-time national champion. "So taekwondo came to me quite naturally and I did well at it right away. It's a very individual sport. I'm really into the competition aspect.

  She is coached by Master Kang at Kang's Taekwondo Academy in Winnipeg. He is originally from Korea which is the birthplace of the sport. "He kept me on the track to achieve the highest level in the sport. When it became an official Olympic sport it was very exciting."

2000 Games
Sept. 30: Women's heavyweight (67-kg plus): Dominique Bosshart, Winnipeg, won bronze medal, with 3-1 record.

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Canada's Dominique Bosshart from Winnipeg
Bosshart gets Liukkonen in the face
Bosshart kicks her opponent over
Bosshart comes back from behind
Dominique Bosshart listens to the anthem
Bosshart shows off her bronze medal


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