Adriana Cerezo won European gold on the first day of the event in Sofia ©Twitter/TAEKWONDORFET

Spanish teenager Adriana Cerezo has announced herself on the global stage by claiming gold at the European Taekwondo Championships in Sofia at the age of 17.

Cerezo, making her senior European Championships debut, beat Romania's Liana Musteata 6-3 in the final of the women's under-47 kilograms division on the opening day of the event in the Bulgarian capital.

The Spaniard upset Olympic silver medallist and former European champion Tijana Bogdanović of Serbia in the quarter-finals en route to securing the biggest triumph of her career to date.

She had to fight back to overcome Musteata in the final as the Romanian led 3-2 after the second round.

Spain were denied further glory in the men's under-58kg category as French youngster Cyrian Ravet ousted Adrián Vicente to take gold.

The 18-year-old Frenchman was on the right side of a 21-10 scoreline in a thrilling final as he joined Cerezo in underlining his status as a potential future star.

A third teenager won a gold medal as Lena Stojković of Croatia triumphed in the women's under-46kg division.

Nineteen-year-old Stojković, a Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games bronze medallist, overcame Russia's Larisa Medvedeva 18-10 in the final. 

Omar Salim, now representing Hungary after switching allegiance from the United States, triumphed in the men's under-54kg and was a convincing winner against Greek athlete Dionysios Rapsomanikis in the final.

The score was 31-9 in favour of Salim when the contest was stopped in the third round.

Ravet and Cerezo's victories are particularly significant as they came in Olympic weight categories.

The European Championships continue tomorrow.