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Taekwondo: GB enjoy success at World Grand Prix in Stratford

PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 October 2017

Jade Jones won gold at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix at the Copper Box in Stratford (pic: David Davies/PA)

Jade Jones won gold at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix at the Copper Box in Stratford (pic: David Davies/PA)

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There was plenty of success for British fighters at last week’s World Taekwondo Grand Prix at the Copper Box in Stratford.

The home team collected five medals in total, including golds for Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden and Lauren Williams.

Teenager Bradley Sinden took home a silver medal, while Mahama Cho collected a bronze at the event.

The success continued a fine year for the GB taekwondo team, and performance director Gary Hall praised the team for their efforts.

“The quality of the field was exceptional and the quality of the British performances was exceptional,” said Hall.

“It is testament to the programme in Manchester which is going from strength to strength.

“We have built our system top down and it’s not always the best way.

“As a result of being successful we have achieved more investment and we have built a development programme that brought the likes of Bradley through and introduced the Fighting Chance initiative that brought Lauren through.”


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