World Taekwondo Grand Prix: Charlie Maddock stuns Sohui Kim

Charlie Maddock
Charlie Maddock is nicknamed 'Mad Dog'

Britain's Charlie Maddock stunned Olympic champion Sohui Kim to secure the biggest title of her career at the World Grand Prix Final in Baku.

Maddock, 21, scored a spinning head-kick to beat the South Korean two-time world champion in the -49kg category.

"What a way to end the year," she said. "Over the moon with my performance".

Her fellow Briton Damon Sansum reached the men's -80kg quarter-finals but the 29-year-old world silver medallist lost 5-4 to Albert Gaun of Russia.

Two-time Olympic champion Jade Jones competes in the -57kg category on Saturday, as does Rachelle Booth. Bianca Walkden is in action in the +67kg category and Mahama Cho goes in the men's +80kg.

Earlier on Friday, GB Taekwondo received an increase in UK Sport funding for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic cycle.

A GB Taekwondo tweet
GB Taekwondo tweeted when Maddock won and Britain has more medal hopes on Saturday

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