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Bianca Walkden

DATE OF BIRTH
September 29 1991

WEIGHT
+67kg

CAREER HIGH
Gold at the 2017/2015 World Championships and at the 2016/2014 European Championships

CAREER RESULTS

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 the impressive medal tally over the years and is best known for becoming the first GB athlete to win the World Championships twice consecutively.

Bianca’s win in 2015 was considered quite the victory, as she had recovered from a recent knee surgery, not to mention, she also secured herself first place on the podium at the European Championships in 2014 and 2016.

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

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

Bianca 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.

More recently, she competed at the inaugural Grand Slam tournament and went on to secure herself a gold medal.

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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