Taekwondo Controversy

A taekwondo athlete from Walthamstow has found himself at the centre of a controversy over the selection of the squad for the Olympics.

Lutalo Muhammad has been chosen ahead of another British competitor who is number one in the world.

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Snubbed taekwondo star could take legal action

Lutalo Muhammad was controversially picked for the GB team. Credit: ITN

Taekwondo's world no. 1 Aaron Cook will hold a press conference today where he is expected to reveal his next steps to get into the British Olympic team. Cook was controversially not picked in the under-80 kg class - Londoner Lutalo Muhammad was chosen instead and Cook could now take legal action.

Muhammad is ranked only 59th in the under-80 kg class, but he is a European champion in a higher weight category. However, Cook believes he has been left out because he left GB Taekwondo's training programme and trains independently.

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