Olympic Speaker Steven Lopez, originally from Nicaragua, moved from New York to Texas where he first learned the sport of Taekwondo from his father at the age of five. His other siblings; Mark, Diana and Jean are all USA National Team Members in Taekwondo. Steven, Mark and Diana all represented the US in the 2008 Olympics, which was the first time since 1904 that three siblings have been on the same Olympic team. Each of the siblings claimed a world championship title at the same event. The oldest brother, Jean is their coach. In 2014, Steven won gold in the U.S. Open.
Steven is a 2000 and 2004 Olympic Gold medalist and a 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist. In 2001, he won the Lightweight Taekwondo World Championship, and in 2003 he won the Welterweight Taekwondo World Championship which he has since won in 2005, 2007 and 2009 making him the first Taekwondo fighter to win 5 World Championships
Steven has appeared in the People’s 50 Most Beautiful People. Steven Lopez and his siblings have opened two Taekwondo Academies in Sugar Land, Texas and Huston, Texas. Steven Lopez is available for fundraisers, sports clinics and personal appearances.
TO WORK WITH STEVEN LOPEZ: Celebrity Taekwondo star and Olympic Speaker Steven Lopez can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as corporate appearances, endorsements, speaking and autograph signing.