Taekwondo: Muhammad refuses to be kicked in teeth


By ALAN HUBBARD | The Independent | Sunday 05 August 2012

“By this time next weekend Lutalo Muhammad will either be vindicated or vilified. He is the young man whose shock selection for the GB taekwondo team caused uproar and outrage, leaving the rebellious world No 1 lightweight Aaron Cook claiming he had been kicked in the teeth harder than he had ever been by any opponent in the sport they call ‘the way of the fist and the foot’.

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Taekwondo: Lutalo Muhammad eyeing glory after selection row

‘The focus will always be a gold medal,’ says Lutalo Muhammad

By Trevor Baxter | Manchester Evening News | August 01, 2012

“Lutalo Muhammad is ready to win the hearts and minds of a nation when he goes into battle for a taekwondo gold medal. … The Manchester-based martial arts expert was controversially chosen ahead of ‘People’s Champion’ Aaron Cook to compete in the -80kg weight division … A sustained media campaign in favour of Gorton-based Cook threatened to ruin the greatest moment in Muhammad’s   career and the unassuming 21-year-old became a figure of hate for social networking trolls.… Read the rest

London 2012 Olympics: Aaron Cook featured in Olympic Park adverts

By  | The Telegraph | 4:21PM BST 29 Jul 2012

“The British fighter, who took his case for non-selection to court without success, was unavailable for comment on Sunday, but the blunder is further embarrassment after the British Olympic Association showed a huge picture of Cook during a presentation explaining the media guide to British journalists picking up their accreditation for the Games.… Read the rest