Hall Staying Positive After Taekwondo Grand Prix
GB Taekwondo performance director Gary Hall is staying positive despite a tough opening day for his team at Manchester’s World Taekwondo Grand Prix.
The morning saw six British fighters in action but only two reached the afternoon session as Carla Summerhill, Michael Harvey, Jordan Gayle and Lyle Walker all fell at the first hurdle.
The two that advanced didn’t last much longer though, as Mahama Cho lost out to Iranian Omid Amidi in the -80kg event, while Martin Stamper lost 16-6 to Iran’s Abolfazl Yaghoubijouybari in the last 16 in the -86kg category.
But Hall is refusing to hit the panic button with plenty of action still to come. “It wasn’t a great day for us really and we had a couple of good chances, one good fight from Martin, and a really good scalp for Cho,” he said.
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