GB Taekwondo achieved three medals over the weekend at the Polish Open in Warsaw. An upcoming squad of fighters were representing GB at the event, including some of their latest additions, Kyla Julien and Joel Walsh.
It was recent graduate Kyla Julien who secured the first medal. Taking Bronze in the -57kg Semi-Final against Russia’s Aleksandra Radmilovic.
Julien was pleased to medal but wants to improve on her showing, she told GB Taekwondo - “I’m happy, but I also know there are many mistakes that I need to work on."
Maddison Moore also landed herself her first medal in Taekwondo, after transferring earlier this year from Karate. She claimed a silver in the -49kg section.
She felt nerves perhaps held her back, but was delighted to begin her medal haul.
“I felt sharp when warming up but the nerves started to creep in, so I just focused on my game plan." She told GB Taekwondo.
"Learning that I’m the first Karate transfer to get a medal in GB Taekwondo’s history has massively cheered me up and I hope it encourages other players to consider trying out the sport too.”
The third and final medal was gained by 18 year old Rebecca McGowan. She won an impressive Bronze medal in the -73kg competition, facing World and Olympic champion Malica Mandic in the semi final.
Other results -
Joel Walsh - R16
Brandon Jewell - R16
Jack Spall - First Round
Jacob Barnett - First Round
Josh Calland - First Round
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