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Taekwondo: Bianca Walkden wins French Open title

December 23, 2013

After a disappointing Grand Prix last weekend, GB’s Bianca Walkden claimed the +67kg title on Saturday, 21 December, at the French Open.

The 22 year old, who suffered a second round elimination at the Manchester, shrugged it off by beating home-favourite and Olympic silver medallist Anne Caroline Graffe 9-1 in the final.

“I fought really well, I just wish it was at the Grand Prix last week,” she said afterwards. I’m happy I won, it was a great way to end the year and hopefully I can do much more in 2014.”

Grand Prix silver medalist Jade Jones was allowed to skip the event following her exertions in Manchester last weekend.

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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