A HUGE congratulations to Beth Munro, the daughter of our school cook. She has won a SILVER Medal in Taekwondo, in the Tokyo Paralympics today.
Beth has made history today as the first ever parataekwondo medal holder. . What an achievement!
At school today, staff have been beyond excited awaiting updates from Beth's mum. Imagine our excitement when we heard she had got through to the final!
The final result has only just come through and we literally couldn't be more pleased for Beth and for her family - a SILVER medal.
We look forward to seeing Beth and hearing about her incredible journey. What a role model to everyone around her. It’s Impossible to Ignore this outstanding young lady.
Taken from TeamGB news…
First Para Taekwondo silver helps ParalympicsGB break Games record with medals in 16th different sports
Today saw Para Taekwondo makes it's Paralympic debut and it was Beth Munro who stormed to a sensational silver in just her second international competition to become ParalympicsGB’s very first medallist in Taekwondo.
Munro took her place on the K44 -58kg podium with Denmark's Lisa Gjessing's taking the top step.
The 28-year-old Munro only took up Para Taekwondo in 2019 but her unfailing commitment and dedication to the sport in the months since paid dividends at her first Paralympics, progressing through the rounds with convincing wins.
Munro’s silver secured ParalympicsGB a medal in a 16th different sport at Tokyo 2020 – the first time the feat has been achieved by any nation in a single Games.
“The journey that I've been on has been so short so to come away with a silver medal as a Paralympian – I'm on cloud nine,” she said.
“I probably haven't let it sink in properly now. It's been such a fast-paced journey. The fact I've won a medal, I've got goosebumps, the fact that I'm actually here.
“I'm very happy to be here and onwards and upwards to Paris in 2024."
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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