ALL you need to know about Doncaster gold medal hope Sarah Stevenson - who begins her London 2012 Olympic campaign at 10.30am this morning.
Born: March 30, 1983
Weight category: -67kg
Former school: Don Valley High School
At the tender age of 15, Sarah became a junior world champion.
Three years later she became Britain’s first senior world champion.
Stevenson is a four-time European champion.
Four yours ago in Beijing, Sarah became the first ever British athlete to win a medal in Taekwondo at an Olympic Games.
But that bronze medal was shrowded in controversy: Sarah was eliminated in the quarter-finals after the referee failed to recognise a clear point scoring kick to her opponent.
The decision was later overturned but with just 20 minutes to prepare, Sarah was defeated in the semi-final.
She won the world crown again last year despite nursing her parents through terminal illnesses.
Sarah recently set up ‘Sarah Stevenson Inspires’ which aims to educate and train young, aspiring Taekwondo athletes.
Earlier this year she was named the fourth most inspirational woman in sport by Zest magazine.
Stevenson was named Doncaster’s Sports Personality of the Year at the 2012 Keepmoat Stadium Sports Awards.
She was awarded an MBE in the most recent New Year’s honours list.
1998 – Junior World Champion
1999 – Junior European Champion
2000 – Sydney Olympian (fourth place)
2001 – World Champion
2002 – European Silver Medallist
2004 – European Silver Medallist
2004 – Athens Olympian
2005 – World Silver Medallist
2005 – European Champion
2006 – European Champion
2006 – Commonwealth Champion
2008 – Olympic Bronze Medallist
2009 – British Open Champion
2010 – European Champion
2011 – World Champion
2012 - ?