Beth, the daughter of our fabulous cook, will make history this week. We wish her the very best of luck.
Beth Munro will create history as the first GB taekwondo athlete at a Paralympics when she goes in the -58kg event (preliminaries from 02:00, medal session from 10:00). Munro started the sport less than two years ago and Tokyo will be her biggest event to date.
27-year-old Munro is a former netball player who turned to javelin to pursue her Paralympic dream.
Initially scouted by Disability Sport Wales, the Liverpudlian was asked to attend regular training sessions in Cardiff which eventually resulted in her taking up Taekwondo.
The rest as we say is history and the newcomer has taken the transfer in her stride by securing gold at her first international competition, the 2021 European Qualification tournament.
60 SECOND INTERVIEW
WHEN DID YOU START TAEKWONDO AND WHY:
I began my taekwondo journey by being scouted by Disability Sports Wales at a multi-sports disability event on Anglesey in 2019.
They invited me down to attend regular training sessions for javelin in Cardiff and it took off from there really.
OTHER SPORTS PLAYED:
I used to play netball and javelin.
To medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
ROLE MODEL/FAVOURITE OTHER SPORTSMAN OR WOMAN:
My mum and Amy Truesdale.
SOMETHING YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BETH MUNRO:
My background is in mental health. I did my masters in health psychology and if I wasn’t an athlete I’d be doing my doctorate!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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