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Rio Olympics 2016: Bianca Walkden Clinches Bronze


Merseysider makes up for missing out on the gold medal match by turning around and winning the bronze as Britain moved on to 66 medals at the Games.

The 24-year-old hit back from a semi-final defeat to Shuyin Zheng to beat Morocco’s Wiam Dislam 7-1 and follow team-mates Jade Jones and Lutalo Muhammad onto the podium.

But heavyweight Mahama Cho agonisingly failed to make it a clean sweep of medals when he was narrowly beaten by Brazil’s Maicon Siqueira in their bronze medal match.

Walkden, the reigning world champion, admitted she had not even wanted to go out to fight for bronze after suffering the agony of a golden-point loss to the Chinese fighter in the last four.

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