15 - 19 MAY 2019


GB Taekwondo Announce Strong World Championships Squad

Olympic medallists Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden and Lutalo Muhammad will lead a 15-strong British team at the World Taekwondo Championships in Manchester next month.

Walkden is bidding for a third successive world crown, while Jones hopes to claim her first after previous silver and bronze medals.

Muhammad as well as Bradly Sinden, Mahama Cho, Damon Sansum and Christian McNeish are among a group aiming to become Britain’s first male world taekwondo champion.

The event, from 15-19 May, is being hosted in the UK for the first time.

“We have a target of three to five medals and we feel we are capable of winning three to five,” said performance director Gary Hall.

Britain’s record tally is five medals at the 2017 tournament held in Muju, South Korea.

Here’s a breakdown of when you can see Brtain’s stars in action:

Wednesday 15th May:

Jordyn Smith (F -49kg), Rebecca McGowan (F -73kg), Hassan Haider (M-58kg)

Thursday 16th May:

Bianca Walkden (F +75kg), Mason Yarrow (M -54kg), Bradly Sinden (M -68kg)

Friday 17th May:

Jade Jones (F -57kg), Maddison Moore (F -49kg), Christian McNeish (M -74kg)

Saturday 18th May:

Lauren Williams (F -67kg), Damon Sansum (M-80kg), Josh Calland (M -63kg),
Aaliyah Powell (F -53kg)

Sunday 19th May:

Lutalo Muhammad (M -87kg), Mahama Cho (M +87kg)

Tickets are still available for all days – click here to buy

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