Lutalo Muhammad: 'I take confidence from the fact they picked me'

The Walthamstow athlete at the centre of a row over the team selection for taekwondo at the London 2012 Olympics has been speaking to ITV news about his excitement at being able to represent his country.

Lutalo Muhammad was chosen ahead of the world number one Aaron Cook in the under-80kg division. Cook's supporters believe the decision was influenced by the fact that he left the GB Taekwondo set-up a year ago to work outside the programme.

But performance director Gary Hall has denied that was the case.

He said: "The selection policy has never included world rankings because it doesn't tell a true reflection on performance.

"World number one in our selection policy comes down to whether you win world medals, European medals or Olympic medals. We totally respect the system, but it doesn't tell us entirely what the performance potential of each athlete is."

Lutalo Muhammad speaks to ITV News about his excitement at being able to represent his country - and how the row over his selection has affected him.