By Emily Goddard

Amy Truesdale will be aiming for success at the upcoming European Para-Taekwondo Championships ©British TaekwondoBritish Taekwondo is hoping for success at the European Para-Taekwondo Championships with Amy Truesdale set to compete in the event just months after collecting her first World Championship gold medal.

The 25-year-old, who has a lower arm deficiency, claimed gold in the K44 class at this year's Para-Taekwondo World Championships in Russia, after already securing three silver medals at previous editions, and will be looking to match her mark at the continental tournament, which gets underway in Antalya on November 27.

She also claimed bronze in the inaugural Para-Taekwondo World Championships in Azerbaijan in 2009, where she became the first Briton to compete in the competition, and gold at last year's European Para-Taekwondo Championships in Romania.

As well as her World and European Championship haul, Truesdale has also won medals in able-bodied competition, including a silver medal at this year's British Taekwondo National Championships - an event she has competed in and medalled at every year for the past eight editions.

"I am delighted with Amy's progression," her Instructor, 7th Dan Master Peter Johnson, said.

"She has tremendous flexibility and technique, and she trains very hard at our private facility in the week.

"Here, she undergoes one-to-one coaching, focusing on improving and maintaining world competition standard."

Truesdale is also gearing up to compete at the Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships in in Edinburgh, which take place this Saturday and Sunday (November 15 and 16).

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