Fitness and feeling strong can really boost confidence. My achievements both on and off the mat combined with my Olympic training and life challenges, ensures that I can help others achieve incredible things.


Born in Doncaster, England in 1983, Sarah started her training at the Doncaster All Stars Taekwondo team.

Sarah still remains a member of the Doncaster club and her first coach, Master Gary Sykes is still a close family friend and acknowledged as the driving force behind Sarah's success.

Olympic Honour

In 2012 Sarah was chosen to compete in the London Olympics and was also selected as the Oath Taker of the host nation.

Representing all the athletes taking part in the Olympic Games, Sarah delivered the solemn promise during the Opening Ceremony in front of a sell-out home crowd and world-wide TV audience. It was a huge honour and proud moment that will stay with Sarah forever.

"My achievements both on and off the mat combined with my Olympic training and life challenges, ensures that I can help others achieve incredible things."

First British Taekwondo World Champion

Sarah started to make a name for herself in 1998, by becoming Junior World Champion at the tender age of 15, followed by Junior European Champion in 1999.

At the age of 16 Sarah then qualified for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and then went on to become World Champion in 2001, the first British Taekwondo World Champion ever.

The first ever Olympic medal in Taekwondo for Great Britain was won by Sarah in Beijing 2008, overcoming the extremely well documented controversy that led to Sarah being eliminated in the quarter finals after the referee failed to recognise clear points scored. The decision was later overturned but with only 10 minutes to prepare. Even after losing this match and injuring her ankle in the process, Sarah came back to win the bronze medal, the first ever medal for GB Taekwondo and became one of the most memorable athletes from the Beijing games.

10 years after her first World title, achieving 4 European and World medals in between, Sarah won her second World title, the first to ever achieve this. This tremendous achievement was made by Sarah while both her parents were suffering with cancer.

Life after Competition

Sarah now represents the National Governing Body to the highest possible level, both domestically and internationally as British Taekwondo President and board member.

She is also proud to be one of the few women in such a high-profile sporting leadership position, and is hoping to use this position to promote our country and empower women within such roles for the future.

She is constantly looking for ways to help give back to the sport and add value to the future. At the moment she is a chair and vice chair of two World Taekwondo committees.

Sarah Stevenson
"Sarah is one of the most determined and focused athletes that I have ever coached, combined with her incredible talent it’s no wonder she became multiple world champion and Olympic medallist. I have no doubt she will transfer her fantastic attitude and high standards to her PT business” Neil Parsley

"I trained with Sarah in the weeks leading up to my big day, my wedding. Sarah has the personal touch I needed, instead of standing watching me, she joined in for the full work out, I immediately started seeing results and looked amazing on my wedding day and felt great, can't wait to get back into training again."