Bianca Bags Bronze
Great news for European Champion Bianca Walkden who was back in the action at the Austrian Open in May, less than a month after her triumph in Baku.
Walkden took bronze in the +73kg category after initially defeating Lauren Hamon (USA) 7-4, before going down to Katharina Weiss (Germany) 5-3 in the semi final.
That’s not to say Bianca will be getting a well-earned rest, as she will return to action in June at the Swiss Open, accompanied by a strong British team including London 2012 gold medalist, Jade Jones.
British athlete Henry Cookey also secured a bronze medal in the +87kg category and Nithin Fransis of Gurumu Taekwondo took home silver, whilst Cadet European Championship teammate Holly Wray Hankin of TKD Academy Liverpool took bronze at -37kg.
Additional medals also were awarded to:
- Ilyas Hussain (Cadet -33kg)
- Shayanne Sarsoza (Cadet -29kg)
- Aaron Bretland (Junior -51kg)
- Archie Waldock (Junior -51kg)
- Junior World Championships bronze medallist, Leah Moorby (Junior -59kg)