True Colours! Full House of Medals for GB Para Taekwondo Squad
16th July 2018
Amy Truesdale led the way as GB Para Taekwondo athletes achieved a full house of medals at the Pan Am Para Championships in America.
The world champion from Chester won gold in the +58kg (K44) weight category, Londoner Joseph Lane took silver at -75kg (K44) while Welsh heavyweight Matthew Bush won bronze at +75kg (K44).
“It was my first time at the Pan AM tournament so I am so pleased to come home with a gold medal,” said Truesdale.
“But it is also amazing to see how the Para programme has developed resulting in Joe and Matt also gaining medals on the day.”
For happy Joseph, it was his first medal in Para Taekwondo. “I am so happy to get myself on the podium,” he said.
“Hopefully I can cement my place on it going forward, but to finally get my first medal is an incredible feeling.
“I felt like my preparation in the build-up to the competition and the fact we all got on the podium, was great.
“I’m so proud of my teammates. We all worked hard to get there and all deserved the results that we got.
“The mood around the team is amazing as we all have done what we came to do.
“I will celebrate by enjoying a nice burger and chips and a few card games with everyone.
“For me, my next big competition which I want to have a huge impact on is the Worlds next February.
“But we have a tournament in Korea soon so want to keep the momentum going and attempt to get on that podium again and continue to execute my game plan.”