By Karen Price | June 28, 2017, 10:19 a.m. (ET)
Jackie Galloway celebrates after defeating Gwladys Epangue of France during the women's +67 kg. bronze-medal contest at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 at Carioca Arena 3 on Aug. 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Olympic bronze medalist Jackie Galloway won the silver medal in the women’s +73 kg. division at the World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, South Korea on Wednesday.

Galloway, 21, fought 2015 world champion Bianca Walkden, 25, of Great Britain, in the gold-medal match. Walkden won, 14-4, and became the first British athlete to defend a taekwondo world title. Both Walkden and Galloway won bronze medals at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in the heavyweight (+67 kg.) division in 2016.

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Galloway’s medal is her second at the world championships, adding to the bronze she won in 2015 in her first year participating in the tournament. She defeated Olympic gold medalist Shuyin Zheng, of China, 4-3 in the semifinals on Wednesday to reach the championship match.

Fellow American Paige McPherson also won the silver medal on Tuesday competing in the -67 kg. division.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.