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Stevenson takes bronze medal after the great Chen robbery

Sarah Stevenson won Olympic bronze in the +67 taekwondo after surviving a day of unprecedented drama in Beijing. Stevenson had earlier successfully over-turned the “blatant robbery” of her quarter-final defeat to world No1 Zhong Chen. The flustered 25-year-old then lost her semi-final but bounced back strongly to defeat Egyptian Nowa Abd Rabo 5-1 in the…

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Stevenson Wins GB’s First Olympic Taekwondo Medal

Sarah Stevenson’s topsy-turvy day ended on a high note as she won Britain’s first Olympic taekwondo medal by taking bronze in the over-67kg competition in Beijing today (Saturday). The Team GB taekwondo player beat Egypt’s Noha Abd Rabo 5-1 in the bronze medal contest – despite carrying an ankle injury she sustained in the semi-final….

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WTF Pushes to Adopt Electronic Protector System at 2012 London Olympic Games

As part of its ceaseless efforts to ensure fairer judging and refereeing, the World Taekwondo Federation will adopt an electronic protector system in the taekwondo competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games. To do so, the WTF will set up an ad-hoc committee to deal with all the procedural and technical aspects regarding the use…

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Stevenson to Face China’s Chen in Quarter-Final

Sarah Stevenson faces the double Olympic champion in the quarter-final, after her bid for glory kicked off with a 3-2 victory over Jordan’s Nadin Dawani in the women’s over-67kg taekwondo competition on Saturday morning. The bout was tied at 2-2 going into the final round, but Stevenson prevailed with a scoring offensive kick in the…

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Defeat Despite Stevenson’s Rocket

Sarah Stevenson missed out on a semi-final spot in the women’s over-67kg taekwondo in controversial circumstances in the USTB Gymnasium in Beijing. The Team GB fighter appeared to make a clean contact with a head shot in the dying seconds of the final round, but was not awarded a point, meaning the fight went to…

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Stevenson’s Hopes Revived Before Defeat

  Sarah Stevenson’s bid for Olympic taekwondo gold was temporarily revived – before she lost her semi-final to Mexican Maria del Rosario Espinoza. Earlier today (Saturday) the Team GB taekwondo player was judged to have lost her quarter-final contest against China’s double Olympic champion Chen Zhong. Stevenson appeared to connect with a kick to Chen’s…

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Valiant Cook Misses Out on Taekwondo Bronze

Team GB’s 17-year-old Aaron Cook fought with courage and aggression in the men’s -80kg taekwondo competition but was unable to claim a medal for Team GB. He agonisingly lost 6-5 to Italy’s Mauro Sarmiento in the semi-final and was then beaten comprehensively 4-1 by Zhu Guo of China in the repechage final to narrowly miss…

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Brave Battle By Taekwondo’s Harvey

  Harvey, fighting in the –58kg category, was drawn in the preliminary round of 16 against the experienced Mexican Perez and put up a good fight despite being 2-0 down at the end of round two. The British teenager battled back to score twice in round three and force the contest into a deciding fourth…

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Closing date for the BTCB National Championships, August 27th

The closing date for entries to the BTCB National Championships is August 27th. Event information and application forms can be found in the calendar section of the website.    All competitors are reminded that they must provide an up to date copy of their valid insurance as part of their application.  All competitors should check…

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Britain United, Adidas

British Taekwondo are proud to be associated with the new adidas exhibition of photography celebrating the athletes who are competing in Beijing this summer. The exhibition includes 20 athletes from several sports and features Aaron Cook,17, from Taekwondo. Aaron is the UK’s first junior World Champion Aaron was pictured in Alderly Edge Woods, Macclesfield close…

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Quiet girl Sarah is a fighter

 SARAH STEVENSON admits if someone picked a fight wither her she would not have a clue what to do. Download Press Clipping as PDF