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Liverpool’s Taekwondo World Champ Bianca Walkden Has Sights Set On Rio

Bianca Walkden c-o GB Taekwondo

BIANCA Walkden may well have achieved a childhood dream when she claimed a world title back in May, but Liverpool’s Taekwondo starlet insists the job is only half done with the Rio Olympics just around the corner.

The 24-year-old became only the second Briton to win a gold medal at the World Taekwondo Championships when she beat France’s Gwladys Épangue in the final of the +73kg category in Russia earlier this year.

The triumph was huge for Walkden – who now trains at the GB Taekwondo Academy in Manchester – who showed she had fully shaken off the effects of an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained towards the end of last year.

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