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Sharissa Gannaway

DATE OF BIRTH
September 29 2002

WEIGHT
+67kg

CAREER HIGH
Silver at the 2017 & 2019 Junior European Championships

CAREER RESULTS

2019 European Championships (junior)
Silver

2019 Luxembourg Open (junior)
Gold

2018 Croatia Open (junior)
Bronze

2018 Polish Open (junior)
Gold

2018 Luxembourg Open (junior)
Gold

2018 Dutch Open (junior)
Silver

2018 US Open (junior)
Silver

2017 European Championships (junior)
Silver

About Sharissa

Teenager, Gannaway started doing Taekwondo after her Dad’s friend and his kids were involved in the sport.

Since then she has gone from strength-to-strength and has most notably medalled twice at the Junior European Championships in 2017/2019 and was also selected to represent Team GB at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Although she missed out on medalling, the Southampton-born athlete has taken it in her stride and has gone on to achieve a golden win at the Luxembourg Open.

The Southampton-born athlete has spent a number of years on the Development Squad and recently graduated to join the World Class Performance Programme in 2019.


60 SECOND INTERVIEW

WHEN DID YOU START TAEKWONDO AND WHY:
My Dad’s friend and his children were involved in the sport so he encouraged me to try Taekwondo for self-defence and to keep fit.

OTHER SPORTS PLAYED:
Figure skating, dance and a bit of football.

AMBITION:
Olympic, World and European Champion – all of it!

WHY SHOULD THE PUBLIC WATCH TAEKWONDO IN YOUR OPINION:
It’s intense sometimes, you never know what’s going to happen.

IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU £1 MILLION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT:
I’d buy a house for my parents and then one for me. It’d be gone then. Maybe a car, aswell!

SOMETHING YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT SHARISSA GANNAWAY:
Not many people know I did figure skating, I was pretty good at it, could do all the jumps and spins.


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