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Flames martial artist represents USA at World University Games

July 20, 2015 : Liberty University News Service

Jonathan Healy, who studies business through Liberty's online programs, competed in the July 2-14 World University Summer Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Jonathan Healy, a rising sophomore member of Liberty University’s tae kwon do team, competed in the World University Summer Games last weekend in Gwangju, South Korea, where the martial art originated.

Healy, 18, qualified as one of two Liberty freshmen to claim individual gold medals at the 40th annual National Collegiate Taekwondo Association National Championships in early April at the University of Delaware. He spent 12 days in Korea as one of 21 members of Team USA who traveled from various colleges and universities around the country, training together for the first four days and taking part in the parade of athletes at the opening ceremonies before the games officially began.

It was the fourth international competition for Healy, who is pursuing a business degree through Liberty’s online programs. Since picking up the sport 11 years ago, he previously competed in Taiwan, Mexico, Paraguay, and Bolivia.

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