Sam told us about how she feels about her recent win

“I have just attended the 8th World Para Taekwondo Championships in Antalya, Turkey and became a double world champion in the P33 Para-Poomsae category. I retained my World Title from London in 2017 and I feel totally elated. This has been possible due to my constant determination and perseverance to train hard to achieve to the best of my ability and encouragement and feedback from my coaches. This obviously pays off with me winning the world title for the 2nd time.

There has been a noticeable increase in participation within all P30 classes since London and I feel this will only get bigger and better from now on. 2 out of the 3 P30 GB athletes competed in the Worlds in Turkey, Lewis Currie in P31 and myself as a P33. Francesca who is a P34 was unable to attend due to GCSE exams. My future goals within Para-Taekwondo is to achieve my 4th Dan black belt this year and win more medals at competitions and improve my score to the highest I can.

I am hoping in the future that we get enough competitors so the CP classes can be broken down into age categories so it is fairer for athletes to compete rather than children competing against adults as it is now. The icing on the cake for my trip was reading the athletes oath at the opening ceremony and being introduced to the World Taekwondo President Dr Chungwon Choue.”

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