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GB’s Walkden misses out on European gold

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    Walkden saw her opponent score five late points to secure the win

    Britain’s Bianca Walkden missed out on a third European taekwondo title in a row as she was beaten 11-9 in the +73kg final in Kazan, Russia.

    The 26-year-old double world champion was bidding to extend an unbeaten record going back more than a year.

    The Liverpool fighter was also aiming to win her 10th successive tournament title in the heavyweight division.

    But Poland’s Aleksandra Kowalczuk proved too good, coming from 9-6 down late on.

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    It meant the GB team finished their most successful Europeans with seven medals – three golds, a silver and three bronzes.

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