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Maddock Adjusting To Life After Baku Gold

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European Games champion Charlie Maddock admits she is still adjusting to life as a major competition winner.

Taekwondo fighter Maddock picked up gold at the inaugural European Games in Baku this summer, beating Serbia’s Tijana Bogdanovic in a golden point final.

Further medal success has followed in Israel and Poland with Maddock admitting her name is more widely known now in the public.   The former kickboxer will be in action on home soil at the Manchester Grand Prix later this month.

And while making a late push for qualification for the Olympics in the -49kg class may prove just out of her reach, Maddock insists she is hungry to keep progressing.

“It’s been such a hectic season for me,” she said. “Firstly at the start of the year, I did a couple of tournaments at -53kg and then I went to Baku and I had to drop weight for that…”

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