One of the more recent sports to be added to the Olympics is taekwondo, it was added as a medal sport in 2000. Maybe it became more popular after hundreds of American children started taking classes. Regardless of being one of the sports that they air at 2:00am on NBC maybe Steven Lopez will give you a reason to DVR. For Lopez taekwondo is a family event his siblings Mark and Diana also compete on Team USA. His other sibling Jean is the coach.
Reasons to love Lopez:
1. His favorite movies are “Braveheart” and “Forrest Gump.”
2. In terms of his favorite food it is his mother’s cooking. Awww.
3. He appeared in People’s Magazine 50 Most Beautiful People. I definitely agree with that choice.
4. Lopez already has two gold medals in taekwondo and is going for his 3rd this year.
5. They call him the Michael Jordon of taekwondo . . . does that mean he makes a much money?