USA will launch an Athlete Academy to help prepare athletes for the Olympic Games, It comes with former GB Taekwondo coaches Paul Green and Gareth Brown, who joined USA Taekwondo last year.

«The Academy, which is totally focused on development athletes and headed by national coaching directors Paul Green and Gareth Brown will look to fix that, with a tightly targeted goal of creating depth in every division and working with athletes from a younger age than ever before, challenging our existing elite athletes to be better every day through increasing competition and creating a number of world class athletes more befitting a country of this size.» said high performance director May Spence.

In the USA the athletes train with their teams and with this project they would be concentrated, Academy athletes will also have access to exclusive training camps in a bid to maximise their full potential.

«We have some incredible top-level athletes, but we are very short of depth at the world class level, and that leaves us only an injury or two away from an unacceptable situation,» said  Spence.

The organisation is aiming «to dominate» by 2028 when the country will host a home Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

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