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Sarah Stevenson

Sarah StevensonSport: Taekwondo

Nation: Great Britain

DOB: March 30, 1983

Hometown: Manchester

Career Highlights: British taekwondo athlete Sarah Stevenson will be competing at her fourth Olympic Games in London 2012. Gold at the 1998 European Championships in Eindhoven at middleweight hinted at a bright future for Stevenson, and she finished agonisingly outside of the medals at her first Olympic games in Sydney - ending fourth. A World Championship gold in 2001 and silver in 2005 cemented her place amongst the world’s elite, while European middleweight golds in 2005 and 2006 saw her go into the Beijing Olympics in fine form. After reinstatement at the quarter-final stage following a judging error, Stevenson finished third, becoming the first ever athlete from Great Britain to win an Olympic taekwondo medal. Having since moved to welterweight, Stevenson won European gold at the 2010 championships in St Petersburg and World gold in the 2011 championships in Gyeongju and will go into the London Games as one of the favourites for that weight division in what is likely to be her Olympic swansong.

Olympic History: 2008,2004,2000

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