Amy Truesdale is set to be part of the ParalympicsGB squad for Tokyo 2020 ©GB Taekwondo

British Para-taekwondo athlete Amy Truesdale is determined to write her name in the history books when the sport makes its Paralympic Games debut next year.

Truesdale is set to be part of the ParalympicsGB squad as she waits for her place at Tokyo 2020 to be ratified.

Since Para-taekwondo was confirmed as part of the Tokyo programme in 2015, Truesdale has set her sights on representing her country at the Games.

The 31-year-old has won multiple medals on the global stage, including the 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships and is now looking forward to making her mark at the Paralympics.

"I don't think of myself as a history maker because I am tough on myself," said Truesdale, as reported by BBC Sport.

"But people who know me would say this is an amazing opportunity to be the first person to go and hopefully make history.

"It is a big opportunity I should embrace and probably give myself more credit for."

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Paralympics has been postponed to next year but Truesdale hopes the extra preparation time will help her to develop as an athlete.

"I think I am a patient person from doing martial arts for as long as I have and I have a lot of patience and dedication, so another year isn't the end of the world," she said.

"When I qualified I said I wanted to do two Games so it was always my plan to continue on to Paris in 2024.

"But at the same time, it is disappointing because for the last few years all my focus was on 2020 and now the year arrives and you aren't doing it.

"But it does give me a chance to develop tactics and work on my mental skills ahead of the Games.

"And everyone is in the same boat so you just have to deal with it and manage it in your own way."

Truesdale, who was born without a left hand and forearm, said becoming a Para-athlete was "never on my radar" growing up as she had not come across anyone with a similar impairment.

"I did taekwondo because I loved it," Truesdale added.

"It's exciting to think there are other athletes out there with the same impairment and it's now a Paralympic sport."