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JULY 21, 1997

Sports

taekwondo Alexander Johnson (l.) and Craig Gilkey (r.)

Area boys place at nationals

  Alexander Johnson and Craig Gilkey, both of Woodinville and students at Hwang's Taekwondo in Kirkland, recently competed in the National Junior Olympic Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.
  
   Alexander placed 3rd at the competition. He is a 7-year-old student at Wellington Elementary and is a blue belt. He won the gold medal in sparring at this year's Washington State Competition. Craig, an 8-year-old who attends Cottage Lake Elementary, placed second at the junior nationals. He is a red belt who won the gold medal in sparring at the state competition this year.