15 strong GB European squad confirmed

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Double World Champion Bianca Walkden heads the GB Taekwondo team heading to Kazan, Russia next month for the Taekwondo European Championships.


"We have had some outstanding performances in some very strong categories"


There's also places for London and Rio Olympic medalists Jade Jones and Lutalo Muhammad. Recent Junior World Champion Jordyn Smith is a surprise inclusion in the senior team.

“In most categories, it was one of the easier selections we have had,” explained GB Performance Director, Gary Hall.

“We have had some outstanding performances in some very strong categories. So, it is good when it is like that.

“The likes of Christian McNeish has won five gold medals in a row while Bianca Walkden hasn’t lost for so long." (Source GB Taekwondo)

GB Taekwondo claimed a total of four medals in 2016. With Golds for double Olympic champion Jade Jones, double World champion Bianca Walkden, and Welsh fighter, Lauren Williams.

The full squad is as below -

Male: Mason Yarrow, Hassan Haider, Bradly Sinden, Christian McNeish, Peter Longobardi-Radford, Damon Sansum, Lutalo Muhammad, Jack Spall.

Female: Jordyn Smith, Maddison Moore, Jade Jones, Rachelle Booth, Lauren Williams, Jade Slavin, Bianca Walkden.

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