Anthony in a taekwondo pose
Anthony headshot

Anthony Cappello

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Taekwondo

Hometown

St-Constant, QC

At the 2019 world championships, Anthony Cappello battled through one of the toughest paths to the finals of the men’s lightweight 61kg weight class, to win the silver medal. He also earned a bronze in his worlds debut in 2017. At both worlds, he lost his last match to Bopha Kong of France.

Cappello’s 61kg weight class is one of 12 divisions selected to participate in Para taekwondo’s Paralympic debut at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. The newest Paralympic sport has been experiencing rapid growth over the last two three years. With nearly 70 nations hitting the mat at the 2019 world championships, it is nearly double the amount of countries from the last world championships.

The sport will also make its Parapan American Games debut in August 2019 in Lima, Peru, with Cappello the first athlete to represent Canada in the sport at the Games.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2019: silver medal and named tournament MVP at world championships… 2017: bronze at world championships.

 

PERSONAL

Cappello was born with both his arms much shorter than average, his left arm didn’t have an elbow and has two fingers on each hand… Works with family construction firm… Started taekwondo as a youngster… Also played soccer.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2019 World Championships K43 M-61 kg 2nd

2017 World Championships K43 M-61 kg 3rd

2017 Pan American Championships K43 M-61 kg 2nd

2016 Pan American Championships K43 M-61 kg 3rd