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Maxed Out – GB Taekwondo Stars Celebrate Successful Australian Trip

30th June 2019

After a four-medal haul at the World Taekwondo President’s Cup and bronze for world champion, Matt Bush at the Oceania Para Championship, GB Taekwondo stars rounded off a successful trip Down Under at the Australian Open.

Lauren Williams added silver to her President’s Cup gold in the -67kg division enjoying a superb 32-30 semi-final win over Colombian Katherine Dumar.

Heavyweight Mahama Cho also reached another final at +87kg but like Welsh teammate, Williams, also finished with silver.

Fellow Londoner Christian McNeish enjoyed more success after a lean few months. A winner at -68kg in the President’s Cup, he finished with bronze.

The added bonus for the three Manchester trained fighters was a maximum 40 ranking points towards qualifying their respective weight divisions for next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Scot Damon Sansum reached the quarter-finals at -80kg but lost 17-11 against Germany’s Alexander Bachmann.

Welshman Bush, Britain’s first ever male world champion, came agonisingly close to improving his +75kg bronze.

He took American  Evan Medell to golden point at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium on the Gold Coast, only to miss out on the final.

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