London 2012: Doncaster’s Sarah Stevenson’s Olympic selection is confirmed

Great Britain's Sarah Stevenson during a media day at SportCity, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 18, 2012. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Great Britain's Sarah Stevenson during a media day at SportCity, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 18, 2012. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire

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SARAH Stevenson will compete in her fourth Olympic Games this summer after her place in the Great Britain taekwondo team for London 2012 was confirmed.

Bentley girl Stevenson has won her battle to regain fitness from a cruciate knee injury and will compete in the -67kg category after GB Taekwondo revealed their selections on Friday.

The 29-year-old reigning world champion won bronze in Beijing four years ago - and will be going for gold this summer in memory of her parents.

Stevenson said: “This will be my fourth Olympics and me and the sport have come a long way since my first Games.

“When I went to Sydney in 2000, I was only 17 and hardly anyone knew what taekwondo was.

“But that’s all changed and I don’t even think you can class it as a so-called minority sport any more.

“If I win gold that will top everything I have ever achieved, but that might not happen because that’s the way sport is.

“Just because you are the best doesn’t mean you are going to win, but of course I will try like mad to win gold.”

Stevenson lost both of her parents to cancer last year but still managed to win World Championship gold last May.

She was crowned sports personality of the year at last month’s Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster Sports Awards.

Jade Jones and Martin Stamper have also been named in Team GB’s squad but the fourth place remains open as the row over Aaron Cook’s omission continues.