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Diana Lopez

Diana LopezSport: Taekwondo

Nation: United States of America

DOB: January 7, 1984

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Career Highlights: After winning bronze in the 57kg class at the 2008 Olympics, Lopez heads to London hoping to bring back gold this time around. A native of Sugar Land, Texas, Lopez has strong roots in the sport of taekwondo. In 2005, she and brothers Steven and Mark became the first three siblings to win world titles at the same event during the World Taekwondo Championships. While Mark failed to qualify for the 2012 Games, Steven will join Diana along with Terrence Jennings and Paige McPherson on the US national team. Lopez qualified for her second Olympics by defeating Danielle Holmquist 3-1 at the Olympic Trials, landing a 3-point head kick in the first round. Lopez is a three-time recipient of the USA Taekwondo Female Athlete of the Year award, winning in 2005, 2006 and 2008.

Olympic History: 2008

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