Bradly Sinden ready to put taekwondo world title on the line in Mexico

The 24-year-old from Doncaster shot to fame when he won the 68kg World Championship in Manchester three years ago.

He has since added Olympic silver and European gold before defending his title in Guadalajara.

“The world championships are one of the two pinnacles of sport and we had to wait another year for that chance,” said Yorkshire fighter Sinden, Britain’s first able-bodied man to claim a world crown.

Great Britain’s Bradly Sinden celebrates with his gold medal after beating Javier Perez Polo of Spain in the Men’s -68kg final on day three of the World Taekwondo Championships at Manchester Arena on May 17, 2019 in Manchester (Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“The feeling of winning is indescribable, and it would be amazing to do it again.

“Every competition is vital for scoring and learning for the Paris Olympics, including the World Grand Prix in Manchester this weekend, but winning the World Championships would give me a big boost.

“So to achieve my goal of becoming an Olympic champion, these competitions are vital,”

Huddersfield’s Aaliyah Powell, a bronze medalist three years ago at -53kg, is competing this time at -62kg, while fellow Yorkshireman Caden Cunningham is competing at 87kg.

Bradly Sinden (L) of Team Great Britain competing at last year’s Olympics where he won silver (Photo: Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Many of the World Championship squad members, including Sinden, Jones and Walkden, will also be in action at the Manchester Grand Prix (October 20-23). Tickets are available now from £5 for children and £7.50 for adults and available to purchase here.

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