Liam Sweeney was awarded a Tier 3 Scholarship within the 2022 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Liam was born in Ireland and relocated to Australia at age 8 and commenced training at One Taekwondo in Brisbane under Master Yong H Hur.
Liam has already established a formidable reputation as a leading exponent of the art of Taekwondo by representing Australia, nationally and internationally. Rising from cadets to win multiple medals at G ranked events.
Among his many achievements, Liam has secured 9 international medals, 5 national titles, 5 state titles and numerous interstate and local championships.
In 2020, Liam joined the National Taekwondo training facility in Melbourne to train as a full-time athlete. With the ongoing support of the national coach, Karim Dighou, hub staff and teammates, Liam managed to continue year 12 studies and thrive in his new environment.
Liam strives in his senior career to become one of Australia’s next generation of successful, world class athletes to achieve his ultimate goal, Olympic success.
“This scholarship will help support me in ensuring my ability to travel and gain the necessary experience and required ranking points for Olympic selection. The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship will support my essential international travel to develop as an athlete, reach my potential and represent Australia at the highest level. It is an honour to have been selected as a Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship recipient and to be recognised alongside some of Australia’s most promising athletes.” – Liam Sweened on being selected as a 2022 Tier 3 Scholarship Holder.
- 2012: National Champion
- 2014: Two-Time National Champion
- 2017: Three-Time National Champion
- 2018: Four-Time National Champion
- 2018: Greece Open – silver
- 2018: New Zealand Open – silver
- 2019: Israel Open – bronze
- 2019: French Open – silver
- 2019: Australian Open – gold
- 2019: Oceania President’s Cup – gold
- 2020: AQT Open – 1st
- 2020: Dutch Open – silver
- 2021: Five-Time National Champion
- 2021: World Taekwondo Championships Selection Event – gold, -68kg