Sansum targets hat-trick of titles for perfect end to year

27 November 2014 / 18:01

Great Britain's Damon Sansum insists a win at this weekend's Turkish Open would be the perfect ending to a standout year as he goes in search of a third successive title.

The 27-year-old Scot narrowly missed out on a spot in Britain’s taekwondo team for the London 2012 Olympics but has since shown what success the future may hold with two impressive victories in the past two weeks. 

Sansum followed up gold at the Commonwealth Championships in Edinburgh with victory in the French Open, albeit after opponent Piotr Pazinski of Poland withdrew in Paris through injury.

Sansum is one of nine athletes heading to Antalya in search of glory and he is confident that his recent form will stand him in good stead as he looks for a hat-trick of wins to end on. 

"It wasn't the way I wanted to win but I'll take it," he said.

"I was really happy with how I fought in Paris and even happier to have done a double within the space of a week.

"It would be a great way to finish my year if I can complete a hat-trick of wins in Turkey." 

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