SUBMITTED PHOTO/Courtesy of Sunny Patil

SUBMITTED PHOTO/Courtesy of Sunny Patil

Saco native Sarah Patil recently competed at the Pan American Taekwondo Junior Open in Chicago, and as she has often done, she came away with some heavy hardware.

The nine-year-old Patil competed in both ninja sparring and poomsae at the event that concluded August 9, and she earned one gold medal and two bronze ones, as well.

Patil was trained by esteemed coach Tom Chea, who was named the 2010 USA Taekwondo Coach of the Year, and who is a five-time U.S. Cup champion.

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