‘If you told me I’d lose from there I wouldn’t believe you. I felt powerless’ – Lutalo Muhammad Interview
To understand what it meant to Lutalo Muhammad, why he cried at the Olympics like he might never stop, he transports you to a house in Walthamstow in 2000.
He is a nine-year-old watching the first official taekwondo final in Olympic history.
He is mesmerised by the occasion, the bout, the ceremony, and especially the sight of that gold medal being hung around the victor’s neck. His dad Wayne, also his coach and mentor, turns to him: “Champ, that could be you one day. You could be the best in the world.”
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