Three times World champion in a row !! Bianca Walkden has no equal in the history of taekwondo. To date, only Korean males have managed to achieve such a feat. On May 17, 2019, in Manchester, the British beat China’s Zheng, the reigning Olympic champion, and jumped for the 3rd time in a row to the roof of the world, after Chelyabinsk in 2015 and Muju in 2017.
Of course, logically, one should not look far for the gold medal favorite at the Olympic Games in Tokyo (+73 kg), the only title missing from her list. In Rio, in 2016, the native of Liverpool had lost in the ½ final against… Zheng, the only one who managed to resist her a little.
But the records are for Bianca. In the season 2017, she remained undefeated in Grand-Prix, achieving a Grand Slam with her 4 wins, a Grand Slam she is still the only one to have achieved.
Two-times European champion, she has 11 Grand-Prix podiums, including 5 wins (summer 2019). Her path is now all about Tokyo.
By Ludovic Mauchien