European Taekwondo Championships: Gold for Britain's Bianca Walkden

Last Updated: 02/05/14 8:18pm

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Bianca Walkden: Gold for Briton in Azerbaijan

Bianca Walkden: Gold for Briton in Azerbaijan

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Britain's Bianca Walkden captured her first European Taekwondo Championship title with a victory over world No 1 Olga Ivanova in Azerbaijan.

Liverpool's Walkden overcame Ivanova 6-2 in the +73kg category in Baku.

The 22-year-old third seed has now set her sights on an assault on the 2016 Olympics.

"It's amazing to be European champion," she said. "I could always win Open events. I reckon it's 16 and counting. However, I could never do it at a major. Until now.

"And because I've beaten the world number one in the final, comfortably, I am buzzing.

"Hopefully, I can get a lot more gold medals at a major but it's step by step.

"I want to take all this in and then start collecting enough ranking points to get to Rio 2016. I want to have another gold medal around my neck in two years' time."

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