European Taekwondo Championships: Gold for Britain's Bianca Walkden

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

  • Share:
Bianca Walkden: Gold for Briton in Azerbaijan

Bianca Walkden: Gold for Briton in Azerbaijan

Sky Bet

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."

  • Share:

Most Popular

Features

Gandy backs Judd for success

Gandy backs Judd for success

George Gandy backs Jessica Judd to succeed over 1500m and warns of the risks of expecting too much, too soon.

UFC: 'Done deal' for McGregor

UFC: 'Done deal' for McGregor

Conor McGregor says his world title shot is a 'done deal' as he leads Ireland's best fighters to Boston.

Richest contracts

Richest contracts

Baseball is handing out the richest contract ever but how have other Stateside sports rewarded their stars?