“No regrets”: Taekwondo star Stevenson bows out after first round defeat

By Agency Staff

“Sarah Stevenson said there were “no regrets” for after she suffered a first-round defeat in the London 2012 women’s under-67kg taekwondo event at ExCeL. … American Paige McPherson had not read the script as she silenced a partisan crowd at the venue where Welsh teenager Jade Jones was last night roared on to gold in the under-57kg Olympic class.… Read the rest

“No regrets”: Taekwondo star Stevenson bows out after first round defeat

On the attack: But Sarah Stevenson lost out to Paige McPherson in her first round bout

Team GB medal hope was understandably philosophical after her first round exit at London 2012
By Agency Staff

“Sarah Stevenson said there were ‘no regrets’ for after she suffered a first-round defeat in the London 2012 women’s under-67kg taekwondo event at ExCeL.

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Taekwondo: Muhammad refuses to be kicked in teeth

 

By ALAN HUBBARD | The Independent | Sunday 05 August 2012

“By this time next weekend Lutalo Muhammad will either be vindicated or vilified. He is the young man whose shock selection for the GB taekwondo team caused uproar and outrage, leaving the rebellious world No 1 lightweight Aaron Cook claiming he had been kicked in the teeth harder than he had ever been by any opponent in the sport they call ‘the way of the fist and the foot’.

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Britain’s taekwondo athlete Stevenson takes Olympic oath

IANS | Friday, July 27th 2012, 11:03 PM

“London, July 28 — Britain’s taekwondo athlete Sarah Stevenson took oath on behalf of all athletes taking part in the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the opening ceremony Friday night. … Holding a corner of the Olympic flag, Stevenson swore that she and other athletes to the London Games would commit themselves to ‘a sport without doping and without drugs’, reports Xinhua.… Read the rest

T for Taekwondo: Stamper authority on high-octane martial art

Martin Stamper is a potential medal winner at London 2012

The Sun | Published: 17th July 2012 | By IAN GORDON

“MARTIN STAMPER is one of four taekwondo fighters in the Team GB squad along with Sarah Stevenson, Jade Jones and Lutalo Muhammad. … Stamper, who competes in the -68kg division, won bronze at last year’s World Championships and did the same again at the 2012 Europeans in Manchester to book his first Olympic appearance.… Read the rest

Sarah Stevenson: All talk is back to Taekwondo after selection controversy

Sarah Stevenson

 | guardian.co.uk

“These are strange, occasionally surreal times in British taekwondo. Normally we beaver away unnoticed in our big concrete shed in Manchester, but the controversy over Lutalo Muhammad getting selected for the Olympics ahead of Aaron Cook and the ensuing hoopla means we’ve been the focus of a lot of unprecedented media attention.… Read the rest

UK picks Sarah Stevenson for Olympic taekwondo

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Published June 01, 2012
Associated Press

“LONDON –  British taekwondo officials on Friday picked Sarah Stevenson for the Olympic team at the London Games even though the world champion has not competed for months due to knee injury. … Stevenson, 29, won a bronze at the Beijing Olympics and has twice won the world championships in the 67-kilogram division.… Read the rest

GB trio named as Cook row boils

“Jade Jones, Martin Stamper and Sarah Stevenson will represent Great Britain in taekwondo at the London Olympics, but the fourth place in the team remains open as the row over Aaron Cook’s omission continues. … The British Olympic Association have named Jones, Stamper and Stevenson in the squad, originally due to be named last week, but have asked GB Taekwondo to take another look at their decision to name Lutalo Muhammad ahead of Cook.… Read the rest

Taekwondo champion Sarah Stevenson leads list of sporting stars honoured by Queen

Taekwondo champion Sarah Stevenson leads list of sporting stars honoured by Queen

By Simon Hart
“The 28 year-old from Doncaster, who was controversially overlooked in the all-male shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, has been officially recognised after winning the second world title of her career in South Korea in May….”
“…’It’s fantastic to be recognised for the hard work I have put into taekwondo for the past 21 years.… Read the rest

Tae kwon do star Sarah is sportswoman of year

Sarah Stevenson pictured with her parents Dianne Stevenson, left, and Roy Stevenson. Picture: Michael Ford.

“OLYMPIC medallist Sarah Stevenson has been crowned Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year following an emotional few months. … The tae kwon do ace who tragically lost both her parents to cancer within weeks of each other said she was shocked to receive the prestigious accolade.… Read the rest