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Great Britain win two gold medals at World Taekwondo Grand Slam


The gold medals came on the women’s side as Lauren Williams and Bianca Walkden wom in the 67 kilograms and over-67kg divisions respectively.

The silver medals came from two-time Olympic champion Jade Jones and 20-year-old Bradley Sinden.

Elsewhere, South Korea, hosts China, Russia, Iran and Thailand all also picked up gold medals at the Wuxi Taihu International Expo Centre.

Williams’ gold saw the 19-year-old add to her victory from the Manchester Grand Prix, with a convincing win over Turkey’s Nur Tatar Askari.

It caps off a highly impressive competition for the teenager, who also beat the top seed Ruth Gbagbi from the Ivory Coast in the semi-final.

Gbabgi did bounce back from that defeat today, however, to claim the bronze medal with a 2-0 win over China’s Yunfei Guo.

Unlike Williams, Walkden was the favourite to win her final and she promptly did so, with a 2-1 victory over Madelynn Gorman-Shore from the United States.

The bronze medal in that category went to Aleksandra Kowalczuk from Poland.
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