Tae Kwan Do

Steven López
Apparently two gold medals and one bronze is not enough for 33 year old Steven López, a Nicaraguan American who is returning to compete at the summer games this year. Despite having three medals under his belt, López is eager to experience Olympic glory once more. The New York native first competed at the games in 2000 where he won his first gold medal as a featherweight competitor and again as a welterweight in 2004. In 2008, he and his siblings Mark and Diana made history when they competed on the same team and were coached by older brother Jean. The “first family of Tae Kwan Do” is eager to make history once more in London. Jean remains Steven’s coach and little sister Diana is also competing at this years’ games. “I look to my brothers as my support system as the taekwondo gurus that they are,” López said to the Associated Press in a recent interview. ”It’s not just me in the ring, I feel like it’s all of us. It’s an army within a family going to war.”

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