The pioneer of Para Taekwondo Amy Truesdale has made history and achieved a bronze medal in Para Taekwondo at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
The 32 year old who was born With her left hand missing had been doing Taekwondo for 24 years and had an extremely successful career competing in able bodied Taekwondo where she became 3 times world champion international fighter of the year.
Truesdale was then presented with the opportunity to become a Paralympic athlete in 2009 when the first para Taekwondo competition was introduced.
She consistently melded and became 2 times world champion,4 times European champion and is ranked number 1 world
Her continued success secured funding for a world class programme. She is based at the Olympic/Paralympic facility in Manchester and has been a professional athlete on the world class programme for 4 years. As a result of her success she has created opportunities and expanded the programme for new up and coming Para athletes.
She was the first person to qualify for the Paralympic games and has come home with a bronze medal.