Sin city! Bradly and Beth secure bronze at Grand Prix in Paris
5th September 2022
Bradly Sinden added to his World Taekwondo Grand Prix medal collection with a third-place finish in France.
The world champion from Doncaster fought his way through to the semi-finals of the -68kg division but lost to Jordanian rival, Zaid Kareem.
Sinden, who celebrates his 24th birthday later this month, lost 10-7 to the Asian Championship silver medallist.
His latest podium finish equalled his bronze medal at the Rome Grand Prix last June.
“It felt like it was a better performance than Rome but I still made mistakes I need to work on,” said the reigning European gold medallist, “And I had practiced the rules from Rome so for them to be changed on the day was hard to adapt.”
Next up for Sinden is the Slovenia Open. “It’s straight back into training for me to get some training around the rules implemented in Paris. “I need to figure out how I’m going to fit them into my style of play.”
There was disappointment for three-time world champion, Bianca Walkden. After taking a 3-0 lead in the opening round of three, Liverpudlian Walkden lost 16-7 against Gabriele Siqueira of Brazil in the last 16 of the +73kg division.
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Sinden’s bronze medal was equalled by para taekwondo star, Beth Munro. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic silver medallist and current European champion lost 14-3 against Brazilian Ana Silva De Moura.
“My first match was great, and my game plan was spot on,” said Munro. “Sadly, my second fight didn’t go to plan, and I just could not get going.
“But Paris was a fantastic host city and I am excited to see what the Paralympic Games will be like there in 2024.”
*Sinden, Munro and their GB teammates will hope home advantage can yield more medals when Manchester hosts the next World Grand Prix from October 20-23. Find out more.
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