European Taekwondo: Asia Bailey wins GB's first medal with bronze

Asia Bailey

Teenager Asia Bailey won Great Britain's first medal of the European Taekwondo Championships as the Scottish teenager claimed bronze on Thursday.

The 16-year-old lost to Ukraine's Iryna Romoldanova in the semi-finals of the -46kg weight division in Azerbaijan.

"At first, I was disappointed as I came here for gold," said Bailey. "But now I feel proud of what I've achieved. I felt I got better with each match."

She is part of a 14-strong British team that also includes Jade Jones.

The Olympic champion from Wales, who came third at both the 2010 and 2012 Euros, competes in the -57kg category on Saturday.

Bailey, a 2012 World Junior bronze medallist, had impressed on her way to the semi-finals, beating reigning European champion Ioanna Koutsou of Greece 6-3 in the first round.

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