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Sarah Diana Stevenson MBE is a British Taekwondo athlete from Bentley, Doncaster. She attended the Don Valley High School in Scawthorpe, and she started training Taekwondo at the age of 7. She later trained at Sportcity in Manchester and remains an active member of the Allstars Taekwondo Academy in Doncaster coached by Master Gary Sykes.
Stevenson finished fourth on her Olympics debut in 2000 and after a judging error was reversed in the quarter-finals of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, she went on to win a Bronze medal, the first British medalist at the Olympics in this sport.
She took silver at the Olympic qualifiers despite suffering a broken hand.
She became the first British Taekwondo World champion.
2011 World Taekwondo Championships: Gold
2010 European Championships: Gold
2009 British Open International: Gold
2008 Summer Olympic Games: Bronze
2006 Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships: Gold 
2005 World Taekwondo Championships: Silver
2005 European Championships: Gold
2004 European Championships: Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Games: 15th
2001 World Taekwondo Championships: Gold
2000 Summer Olympic Games: 4th
1998 European Championships: Gold
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