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READER SUBMITTED: Local Martial Artists Score Big At National Championships

Lyndsey Irizarry (12) of Windsor, and Janayah Body (9) of West Hartford, have both been practicing Taekwondo since the age of four. Today, Lyndsey and Janayah are first degree black belts and some of the best Taekwondo athletes in the nation. Between the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014 Lyndsey and Janayah competed in various local tournaments including USA Taekwondo's National Championship qualifier. USA Taekwondo (USAT) is the official governing body of sport Taekwondo within the United States. At the USAT national qualifier Lyndsey and Janayah managed to qualify for nationals as one of the top seeded Taekwondo players from the east coast with first place finishes. During the dates of...