Great Britain’s top 80kg Taekwondo fighter (Taekwondist? Taekwondoer?) is named Beard of the Month after his performance at the World Championships in Russia. Sansum walked away with a silver after a hard fight with Iran’s Mahdi Khodabakhshi.
Sansum has a good few years winning Luxor Open Bronze, Turkish Open Bronze, US Open Gold this year and Paris Open Gold, Commonwealth Championships Gold, Grand Prix (Astana) Bronze, European Championships Silver, Bahrain Open Silver and Luxor Open Silver in 2014.
In an interview with BeardMag.com, Sansum stated he’d been growing his beard for two years, so the correlation with recent success is irrefutable.
When asked about his girlfriend’s feeling toward his beard, he said:
She loves it. A man that shaves his beard for a woman deserves neither his beard nor the woman.
Which just might be my favourite beard quote ever.
Mildly interesting Damon Sansum fact of the day: He has a Spanish wikipedia page, but not an English one…