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TEEN STAR SOPHIE BAGS US BRONZE

 
Liverpool teenager Sophie Dickson won Britain’s first medal of the WTF US Open in Austin, Texas.
 
But the 17-year-old prospect still has unfinished business in America this weekend.
 
Dickson, Britain’s only representative in the junior competition, defeated home hopes, Sophia Eretzian and Selina Coppersmith, without conceding a point, to reach the semi-finals of the -59kg class.
 
However, the promising Brit was beaten by another American Paige Aguire -3-1-and had to settle for a bronze medal.
 
Dickson though is back in action today (Saturday) in the senior tournament as part of Britain’s 10-strong squad.
 
 
 
Results:
 
US Junior Open, Austin, Texas
 
(-59kg) 
 
First round:
 
Sophie Dickson bt Sophia Eretzian (USA) 5-0
 
Quarter-finals:
 
Sophie Dickson (GB) bt Selina Coppersmith (USA) 1-0
 
Semi-finals:
 
Paige Aguirre (USA) bt Sophie Dickson (GB) 3-1.
 
Dickson wins bronze medal
 
FEMALE UNDER 59kg
1. Carly Berger (USA)
2. Paige Aguirre (USA)
3. Melissa Alejandra Gastelum Bernal (MEX)
3. Sophie Dickson (GBR)
 
ends
 
For more information please contact:
 
 
Steve Flynn
Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd.
T: 07808 773264
 
Trevor Baxter
Red and White Sport
Telephone: 07768 846839