True champ! World Number One Amy Strikes Chuncheon Open Gold
5th July 2019
Amy Truesdale confirmed her status as world number one by producing a gold medal-winning display at the Chuncheon Open in South Korea.
GB teammate and world champion, Matt Bush, collected his second medal in seven days with third place in the +75kg K44 competition.
The victory was particularly sweet for Chester-raised Truesdale, completing her successful tournament with a +58kg K44 final victory over Brazil’s reigning world titleholder, Debora Menezes.
“My fights went really well,” said 30-year-old Truesdale remaining in the East for a one-week training camp.
“I beat my first opponent by a points gap and then to top it all off by defeating the world champion is a major confidence boost.
“I have worked on certain targets in training to help my performance and I feel I executed them really well. I have a training camp now before flying to Jordan for another tournament later this month.”
Manchester trained Truesdale missed the recent Para Oceania Championship in Australia where heavyweight Bush collected a bronze medal.
The Haverfordwest fighter enjoyed an emphatic 22-1 victory over Morocco’s Raschid Alaoui to start the competition.
Denied a place in the Oceania final on golden point, this time Bush missed out on a head-to-head for gold after losing 13-11 against Russia’s Aliskhab Ramazanov in the semi-finals.
Londoner Joseph Lane faced tough local favourite Jeonghon Joo in the last 16 and lost 22-1.