Truesdale Targets Another Gold Medal at US Open
29th January 2018
Amy Truesdale looks to continue an impressive winning streak when competing at the Para Taekwondo US Open in Las Vegas today. (Monday)
Since last October, the Chester raised fighter has won three major titles, including a first World Championship and fourth European gold medal.
So, Truesdale is full of confidence going into the one-day competition, a prelude to the able-bodied US Open starting on Thursday.
“I have not competed in US Open before so I am looking forward to a new challenge,” said the 29-year-old who will compete in the K44, +58kg category.
“Training has gone really well and I still managed to do some during the Christmas period.”
Truesdale, also a winner at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Games (IWAS) last month, hones her skills at the GB Taekwondo High Performance Centre in Manchester.
She does so under the watchful eye of coach and former athlete, Andrew Deer.
“Andrew keeps me calm and in a good frame of mind,” explains Truesdale.
“Indeed, mental preparation is as important as physical preparation.
“There are lots of things go through your mind before you compete. So, it’s necessary to filter them and channel everything in the right way to maximise your performance.”