By CYNTHIA MARTINEZ
Four years ago, the Lopez family was America’s best-known Taekwondo contenders in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Not since 1904 had three siblings competed in the Olympic Games for a team, even less for one sport. The Texas brothers and sister were thus knighted as “The First Family of Taekwondo.” Steven and Diana both took home bronze, while Mark snatched up a silver medal. Big brother Jean served as the anchor and coach.
Although Mark didn’t qualify for London 2012 (he lost his spot to rookie Terrance Jennings, 26) this won’t stop the dynamic duo of Steven and Diana, with big brother Jean once again holding down the coach’s chair making the team a triple threat.
|The four Lopez siblings and their parents with Don Francisco|
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