The 24-year-old top ranked taekwondo practitioner Michelle Tau was born and bred in the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, her astonishing potential was observed worldwide in December when she represented the Kingdom in December and became a Batonbearer.

Apparently Michelle took up taekwondo at a very tender age. Her source of inspiration was her father, who was also a practitioner. Her father unfortunately passed away when she was still very young. Through training and competing Michelle has always felt connected to him and this has allowed her to outdo herself in taekwondo.  

In recent years, Michelle has earned multiple medals, including silver from the 2019 All Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco, and silver at 2020 European Club Championships.  

As well as being a taekwondo champion, Michelle is also a champion for women’s rights and makes it her mission that every girl or woman has the opportunity to learn how to defend themselves against gender-based violence.  

Michelle said she feels moved by having a role in bringing together communities from all 72 nations and territories in one collaborative journey. 

She will be competing in Rome Italy for the Roma 2023World Taekwondo Grand-Prix starting Friday. The event is G-6 ranked meaning her outstanding performance has been recognized worldwide as the Grand Prix only invites the best of the best to compete in their events. Hey hard work has finally paid off, the world has been noticing her top ranking results in the world. She has raised to the occasion and claimed her spot in the world.

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