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Lutalo Muhammad all smiles on return to dad’s Stoke Newington gym after Rio Olympics heartbreak

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He was involved in one of the most heartbreaking moments of recent Olympics, but Lutalo Muhammad was all smiles when he visited his dad’s gym in Stoke Newington this week.

The taekwondo silver medallist was an agonising one second away from gold in Rio when his opponent Cheick Sallah landed a kick to the head, robbing him of the medal.

n a TV interview afterwards Lutalo broke down, saying: “I’m sorry, I don’t want to cry on TV, but I’m so distraught.

“I’m so sorry for the people who stayed up late to watch and cheer me on. I let them down at the last second. I’m so sorry, this is so hard.”

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