Taekwondo – Hall wants British fighters to put things right at Europeans

Yahoo Sports | April 9, 2014

“British Taekwondo performance director Gary Hall insists he hasn’t forgotten about last year’s World Championships after naming a strong squad of 14 for next month’s European equivalent in Baku. … Current world No.1 and Olympic champion Jade Jones and London 2012 bronze medallist Lutalo Muhammad head up the British team to travel to Azerbaijan for the Europeans, which run from May 1 to 4…”

“… Britain won seven medals at the last European Championships in Manchester with Muhammad taking the -87kg title and Jones bronze while another gold-medal winner in Michael Harvey returns.… Read the rest

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 CHANGES RULES, HOPES FOR BEST

Associated Press | UPDATED JUL 17, 2012 10:18 PM ET

“LONDON (AP) The biggest fight in taekwondo may be finished before the Olympics even begin. Top-ranked British star Aaron Cook is examining his legal options after GB Taekwondo decided to exclude him from the Olympic team in favor of rival Lutalo Muhammad, who is ranked 104th.

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T for Taekwondo: Stamper authority on high-octane martial art

Martin Stamper is a potential medal winner at London 2012

The Sun | Published: 17th July 2012 | By IAN GORDON

“MARTIN STAMPER is one of four taekwondo fighters in the Team GB squad along with Sarah Stevenson, Jade Jones and Lutalo Muhammad. … Stamper, who competes in the -68kg division, won bronze at last year’s World Championships and did the same again at the 2012 Europeans in Manchester to book his first Olympic appearance.… Read the rest

Hall Discusses Olympic Selection

16th June 2012

“Following the decision of the British Olympic Association last week (June 8) to ratify Lutalo Muhammad’s London Team GB nomination, GB Performance Director, Gary Hall, feels the time is right to clarify some of the misinformed comments and criticism levelled at the sport’s governing body.… Read the rest

Face-off fine with Lutalo Muhammad happy to fight Cook to decide Olympics spot

Lutalo Muhammad: Happy to have a 'face-off' with Cook

By skySPORTS London 2012

“Lutalo Muhammad says he would happily face Aaron Cook to decide who gets a spot in Great Britain’s Olympic taekwondo team.…”

“… Cook is expected to announce this week whether he will launch a legal challenge to his omission from the team after Muhammad’s nomination was finally ratified by the British Olympic Committee.… Read the rest