Athlete to Watch: Madelynn Gorman-Shore

Normally, people don’t get pedicures to destroy them right away, but that’s exactly what 15-year-old Madelynn Gorman-Shore plans to do. The taekwondo athlete asked her pedicurist to paint a stylized white “TRT” on her big toe over a black base color, to honor the Littleton studio where she trains. Gorman-Shore hopes to compete hard enough to scratch the logo off, even if it leaves her toes bloodied and bruised in the process. Just an inch short of six feet, this towering teen is about to compete on the biggest stage of her young career: the Junior World Taekwondo Championships in Chinese Taipei (March 23–26) as a member of Team USA.

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