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Britain's Joe Lane wins gold in European Taekwondo championships

BRITISH athlete Joe Lane won gold in the K44 80kg final yesterday at the European  Taekwondo Championships in Manchester.

Bradly Sinden, who won silver at the Tokyo Olympics, also took gold, in the 68kg final.
 
Jade Jones and Aaliyah Powell were due to compete in yesterday’s final day, both in the 57kg category.
 
On Friday, Bianca Walkden won her fourth European gold, beating Poland’s Aleksandra Kowalczuk 14-3 in the +73kg final. Beth Munro, who took silver at last year’s Paralympics, defeated Turkey’s Secil Er in the K44 65kg final.
 
 About 400 athletes from over 40 European nations competed over the four days of the championships, which serve as an important qualifying event for the next Olympics in Paris in 2024.

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