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Taekwondo: Bianca Walkden crowned European Champion

May 4, 2014
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Bianca Walkden claimed her first ever European Championship gold in style, beating world title holder Olga Ivanova in the +73kg final to be crowned champion.

The 22 year old, who was seeded number three, beat Russian Ivanova 6-2 in the final.

“It’s amazing to be European champion,” she said. “I could always win Open events. I reckon it’s 16 and counting.

“However, I could never do it at a major until now.

“And because I’ve beaten the world number one in the final, comfortably, I am buzzing.

“Hopefully, I can get a lot more gold medals at a major but it’s step-by-step.”

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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