Cristiana Corsi

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Cristiana Corsi (23 April 1976 – 22 February 2016) was an Italian taekwondo specialist. She was born in Rome. She competed in the women's featherweight category. She was thought of as one of Italy's best taekwondo players.

Career[change | change source]

Corsi won a total of nine medals in her career. This includes a gold at the 2002 European Championships in Samsun, Turkey, and a silver in the 59-kg division at the 2003 Summer Universiade in Daegu, South Korea.[1]

Corsi was also selected to compete for the Italian taekwondo team in two Olympic Games (2000 and 2004). She finished in fifth place in the women's featherweight category (57 kg) each time. Throughout her career, Corsi trained for Rome Taekwondo Centre (Italian: Centro TDK Roma) in Rome. She trained under head coach and master Park Young-Gil.[2]

Death[change | change source]

Corsi died in Rome on 22 February 2016. She was 39.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle Universiadi argento nel taekwondo" [Universiade silver in taekwondo] (in Italian). Il Tirreno. 22 May 2007. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  2. "CONI Profile – Cristiana Corsi" (in Italian). Italian National Olympic Committee. Retrieved 8 January 2015.