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Bianca Walkden

DATE OF BIRTH
September 29 1991

WEIGHT
+67kg

CAREER HIGH
Gold at the 2019, 2017 and 2015 World Championships

CAREER RESULTS

2021 European Championships
Gold

2021 Sofia Open
Gold

2020 European Club Championships
Gold

2020 President's Cup (Europe)
Gold

2019 Grand Slam
Silver

2019 European Games
Gold

2019 Grand Prix (Sofia)
Silver

2019 Grand Prix (Chiba)
Silver

2019 World Championships
Gold

2019 US Open
Silver

2019 President's Cup
Gold

2018 Grand Slam
Gold

2018 Grand Prix Final (Fujairah)
Silver

2018 Grand Prix (Manchester)
Silver

2018 Grand Prix (Taipei)
Silver

2018 Grand Prix (Rome)
Bronze

2018 European Championships
Silver

2018 President's Cup (Africa)
Gold

2018 Sofia Open
Gold

2017 Grand Slam
Gold

2017 Grand Prix Final (Abidjan)
Gold

2017 Grand Prix (London)
Gold

2017 Grand Prix (Rabat)
Gold

2017 Grand Prix (Moscow)
Gold

2017 World Championships
Gold

2017 President's Cup (Europe)
Gold

2017 Dutch Open
Silver

2017 German Open
Gold

2016 Grand Prix Final (Baku)
Gold

2016 Olympic Games (Rio)
Bronze

2016 European Championships
Gold

2016 German Open
Gold

2016 President's Cup
Gold

2016 Dutch Open
Gold

2015 Grand Prix (Manchester)
Silver

2015 Grand Prix (Samsun)
Silver

2015 Polish Open
Gold

2015 Grand Prix (Moscow)
Bronze

2015 World Championships
Gold

2015 Spanish Open
Gold

2015 Luxor Open
Bronze

2015 Turkish Open
Bronze

2015 European Club Championships
Gold

2015 Greece Open
Silver

2014 Grand Prix (Suzhou)
Bronze

2014 Swiss Open
Silver

2014 Austrian Open
Bronze

2014 European Championships
Gold

2014 Dutch Open
Bronze

2014 Bahrain Open
Gold

2014 Fujairah Open
Silver

2014 Trelleborg Open
Silver

2013 Paris Open
Gold

2013 Serbia Open
Silver

2013 Spanish Open
Gold

2011 World Pro Tour
Bronze

2010 European Championships
Bronze

2010 Sport Accord Games
Gold

2008 World Junior Championships
Silver

2008 Commonwealth Championships
Gold

2007 European Championships
Bronze

About Bianca

Heavyweight fighter, Bianca Walkden has had quite an impressive medal tally over the years and is best known for being the first GB Taekwondo athlete to take the World Championships crown for the third time.

Bianca’s initial World Championships win in 2015 was considered quite the victory at the time, as she was recovering from an ACL injury. Following on from the event, she has managed to build up a library of gold medals most notably from the European Championships and Grand Slam series too.

Liverpool-born Bianca started her Taekwondo journey at 11 when she attended a local club with her best friend. Her sporting career began at 15 when she gained a bronze medal at the Junior European Championships, which was swiftly followed by a remarkable silver at the Junior World Championships the very next year.

In 2016, Bianca qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio De Janerio and added bronze to her collection.

She has continued to dominate her division and made history once again, by completing the World Taekwondo Grand Prix series in 2017 by attaining gold medals throughout.

All personal media and appearance requests for Bianca should be directed to her management company, JCCM:

JCCM Ltd
Thornton House
Thornton Road
London
SW19 4NG

T: 0208 405 6407
E: jane@jccm.co.uk


60 SECOND INTERVIEW

WHEN DID YOU START TAEKWONDO AND WHY:
I was 11. I went out with my friend, Becky, to the Liverpool Elite club. She eventually quit, I didn’t.

OTHER SPORTS PLAYED:
I got involved with every sport; but I really enjoyed dancing and tennis.

AMBITION:
Olympic gold.

WHY SHOULD THE PUBLIC WATCH TAEKWONDO:
It’s so dynamic. There are unexpected elements. It’s not a boring sport.

IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU £1 MILLION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT:
I would make sure I got that Olympic gold and then just spend, spend spend…I would blow it. I’m not going to lie.

SOMETHING YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BIANCA WALKDEN:
Can burp on demand! Can’t stay still for five minutes. Never shut up.


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