Martin Stamper & Bianca Walkden win taekwondo gold in Spain

Martin Stamper (right)

Liverpool pair Martin Stamper and Bianca Walkden won gold medals at the Spanish Open in Alicante on Saturday.

Stamper, who just missed out on a medal at last summer's London Olympics, overcame Russia's Vladimir Kim in the -68kg final.

In the +73kg final, Walkden beat France's Gwladys Epangue on the referee's verdict after the pair were level at 6-6 after sudden death.

There were bronze medals for fellow Britons Lutalo Muhammad and Jade Jones.

London-born Muhammad, who had not fought since he won bronze at London 2012 because of injury, was defeated by Iran's Mahdi Khodabakhshi in his -87kg semi-final.

Welsh fighter Jones, who won the German Open in March, was beaten 13-7 by Spain's Eva Gomez in her -57kg semi-final.

The Spanish Open is likely to be the Great Britain team's final competitive fixture before the World Championshipsexternal-link in Puebla, Mexico from 15-21 July.

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