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Michael Harvey

Name Michael Harvey
Weight -68kg
Height 179cm
D.O.B 21/09/1989
Town of Birth Tameside
Based Manchester

WHEN DID YOU START TAEKWONDO AND WHY: At five I went to the local carnival and watched a demonstration by Nick Greenwood. But I was already kicking at that age. 

OTHER SPORTS PLAYED: I would liked to have played football but I wasn't competitive at any other sport. I never really had the time because of taekwondo training. 

AMBITION: The only ambition I've got in life and sport is to go to the Olympics and win a gold. 

ROLE MODEL/FAVOURITE OTHER SPORTSMAN OR WOMAN: Always looked up to Paul Green who has been my coach for eight years. He can do any kick or combination and always brings the best out of people.

WHY SHOULD THE PUBLIC WATCH TAEKWONDO: It's exciting, dynamic and fast to watch. When you see a good fight there is so much excitement.

IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU £1 MILLION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT: Buy myself a nice place to live to get away from my messy housemates. And get a decent car. Nothing too flash because I only drive a Corsa at moment. 

SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT MICHAEL HARVEY: Took up boxing at Hattersley ABC for a short time after I left my first taekwondo club. I also sleep a lot.


Year Competition City Position Weight
2015 Austrian Open Innsbruck 3rd -68kg
2014 Bosnia Open Sarajevo 3rd -68kg
2014 Commonwealth Championships Edinburgh 3rd -68kg
2014 Fujairah Open Fujairah 3rd -63kg
2014 Luxor Open Luxor 3rd -63kg
2013 German Open Hamburg 3rd -68kg
2013 Trelleborg Open Trelleborg 3rd -68kg
2012 European Championships Manchester 1st -63kg