Amy Truesdale is a British para taekwondo pioneer with multiple World and European titles having made her the sport’s first major star in the pre-Paralympic era.
At Tokyo 2020 she aimed to build on her legacy by adding Paralympic gold to her impressive list of titles as the sport made a Games debut.
The fighter would come away with bronze, which was still an impressive and significant achievement and added to the silver medal won by team-mate Beth Munro in Tokyo.
However, even three months on the 32-year-old is still frustrated by the result.
She aims to begin her journey towards “redemption” at the World championships in Turkey this weekend. The Women’s Sports Alliance (WSA) caught up with her ahead of the event.
Q – Amy, you helped make British para-taekwondo history in Tokyo, how do you look back on the Games and your bronze medal now?
“Obviously I went to Tokyo and was a great experience but I’m very disappointed with the results and that’s something I’m still trying to deal with.
“I was the favourite going into it, World champion, European champion, it was the only medal I needed. I think I was quite scared other people would define me on that one medal and not my previous achievements, but people have been really supportive. This isn’t the end of my journey I’ve lots of other opportunities, the world championships soon, followed by the Europeans in May so I still have something to train for.”
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