Sarah Stevenson MBE is a British Taekwondo athlete. In 2001 and 2011 she won the World Taekwondo Championships, making her the first-ever British Taekwondo World champion. In 2008, she broke records again by winning Britain’s first-ever taekwondo medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing. In 2012, she was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to martial arts and retired from the sport a year later, taking up a coaching role instead. After a six-year coaching tenure, Stevenson became President of British Taekwondo and currently sits on the board.
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