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After flying out for the European Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, Team GB returned with an impressive seven medals, including a first major championship title for Liverpudlian Bianca Walkden.

Described by Gary Hall, GB Taekwondo Performance Director as a “stunning” performance sums up the championship perfectly. However the hard work doesn’t stop there, a second home World Grand Prix tournament will be taking place in Manchester from October 24-26.

Said Hall regarding last year’s World Championship disappointments in Mexico, “Athletes and staff have worked really hard since then and they’ve turned it around. To get so many medals in Baku, our best ever performance, is really stunning”.

“But all in all it’s been a championship full of positives for GB,”.

ROLL OF HONOUR

Men:

-68kg:  Ruebyn Richards (Nottingham), bronze
-74 kg: Andrew Deer (Tamworth), bronze
-80kg: Damon Sansum (Elgin), silver
-87kg: Lutalo Muhammad (Walthamstow), bronze.

Women:

-46kg: Asia Bailey (Falkirk) bronze
-57kg: Jade Jones (Flint), silver
+73kg: Bianca Walkden (Liverpool), gold.

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