Saini, 9, was one of 16 competitors in the 8-9 black belt forms division at the Junior Olympics. His first-place finish followed a fourth-place finish at the AAU Taekwondo National Championships, which were July 1 to 6 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
To prepare, Saini trained three hours a day, five days a week for the past two months with seventh-degree black belt Y.G. Lee of Campbell Taekwondo Academy.
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