Sinden and Williams lead the way for GB Taekwondo
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GB Taekwondo this weekend took a strong team of fighters to the World Taekwondo Grand Prix is Moscow. They came away with two medals, both Lauren Williams and Bradly Sinden securing silver on the first day of competition.
In the under 67kg section, welsh wonder Lauren Williams beat Tetiana Tetereviatnykova (UKR), Athanasia
Mitsopoulou (GRE) and Julyana Al-Sadeq (JOR) before losing out 17-20 to Croatian athlete Matea Jelic in the final, bringing home the silver medal.
Bradley Sinden defeated Javier Perez Polo (ESP), Jaouad Achab (BEL) and Edival Pontes (BRA) before taking on Russian Alexey Denisenko in the final. The home athlete taking the bout 22-13, leaving Sinden with GB's second silver medal.
Speaking to GB Taekwondo, Williams was reflective of her performance -
"I have made so much progress and it really did show in the first two fights – I was so proud of how I did.
The better person on the day won, I just have to suck it up, move on and make sure that it doesn’t happen again. I’m getting there slowly but surely.”
Christian Mcneish, Hassan Haider, Rachelle Booth, Damon Sansum, Jordyn Smith and Olympic silver medalist Lutalo Muhammad all finished outside of the medal positions on this occasion.
Well done to everyone at GB Taekwondo.