Penny Briscoe believes the three chosen taekwondo players are "undoubtedly an asset to the ParalympicsGB team" ©Getty Images

Taekwondo has been hailed as a "fantastic addition" to the Paralympic programme by Britain's Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2020 as the country picked its team for this year's Games.

There were no surprises as Amy Truesdale Matt Bush and Beth Munro were all confirmed to be bound for Japan.

Truesdale, a two-time women's over-58-kilogram world champion, earned a quota place through being the world number one.

Reigning world champion Bush, in the men's over-75kg, and Munro, in the women's under-58kg, won quota places at the European qualification tournament last month.

"Para taekwondo is a fantastic addition to the Paralympic Movement and to the Summer Games programme and I’m absolutely delighted that Amy, Matt and Beth will be part of history as the sport makes its Games debut in Tokyo," said British Chef de Mission Penny Briscoe.

"All three athletes have shown great resilience and determination to get to where they are today and are undoubtedly an asset to the ParalympicsGB team."

Only Turkey, Azerbaijan and the neutral Russian team have won more quota places for taekwondo's Paralympic debut than Britain.

Unsurprisingly, Truesdale is targeting gold in Tokyo, but also wants to help grow the sport.

"I’m absolutely delighted that I’ve been selected to represent Great Britain at the Paralympic Games," Truesdale said.

"I feel like it’s going to be extra special because it’ll be the first time we’re featured as a sport and I’m really privileged to be a part of it.

"My aim when I get out there is to win gold, put on the best performance that I can and inspire others into the sport."