BACK 4th May 2011
SILVER LINING FOR JONES AS BRITAIN BAG MORE WORLD TAEKWONDO MEDALS
Welsh teenager Jade Jones and Martin Stamper added more medals to Britain's tally on day four of the WTF World Championships in South Korea.
But the 18-year-old prospect and Stamper, 24, from Liverpool couldn't emulate Sarah Stevenson's golden triumph 24 hours earlier.
Jones came up just short after a dramatic final against China's 2009 world champion, Hou Yuzhou, while US and German Open champion Stamper finished with a battling bronze.
Jones, from Flint, lost the -57kg final on a golden point after the scores had finished level at 5-5.
However, the 2010 Youth Olympic gold medallist thought she'd gained a stunning victory with the decisive kick in sudden death.
Instead, the verdict went to her euphoric Chinese rival.
Earlier, Jones, who also has a world junior silver medal in her collection, was involved in another titanic clash in her semi-final against Marlene Harnois.
The French girl dominated the second round and then looked in control as the fight reached the final minute.
Jones though produced a vital head shot to force sudden death before securing a golden point.
Stamper had no complaints after his defeat in the -68kg division semi-finals.
Keen to avenge his loss in the German Open final earlier this year, Turkey's Servet Tazegul gained an unassailable 9-0 lead after the first round.
Stamper recovered in round two only for the contest to be stopped in the third with Tazegul having obtained a necessary 12 point winning margin.
The Merseysider's 15-2 defeat was his first in 18 contests this year.
Last 64: Martin Stamper (GB) bt Tsvetolyub Iliev (Bulgaria) 5-3
Last 32:bt Abid Mughal Usman (Pakistan) 8-0, contest stopped in round three, Usman injured.
Last 16: bt Luis Colon (Puerto Rico) 9-8
Quarter-finals: bt Christophe Dubois (France) 11-1
Semi-finals: lost 15-2 againstServet Tazegul (Turkey)
Last 64: Jade Jones (GB) bt Iana Gagnidze (Georgia) 11-1
Last 32: bt Veronica Calabrese (Italy) 7-3
Last 16: bt Sila Olcek (Turkey) 6-5
Quarter-finals: bt Bineta Diedhiou (Senegal) 2-1, referee stopped contest in round two, Diedhiou unable to defend herself.
Semi-finals: bt Marlene Harnois (France) on golden point after match finished 5-5.
Final: lost to Hou Yuzhou (China) on golden point after match finished 5-5.