Taekwondo makes special needs girl 'feel strong'
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Taekwondo black belt Angel Stevens 'feels strong' despite disability

A teenager with special needs who has a black belt in taekwondo says the sport makes her “feel strong”.

Angel Stevens, 17, from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, was born with foetal valproate syndrome, a rare condition which causes brain damage and physical deformity.

She won a gold medal at the International Taekwon-Do Federation World Championships in 2016.

Now her family are raising money for her to take part in a taekwondo competition in New Zealand for people with special needs.

“It feels like I’m strong and I can do things when I push myself,” Angel said.

  • 16 Jun 2019
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