Six To Follow: Damon Sansum on taekwondo, modelling and having a cool dad
It was the playground boast that could never be topped. While others bragged about their fathers’ prowess on the football field or perhaps a fancy new car, Damon Sansum always had a winning retort: my dad’s a bodyguard and he knows karate and kickboxing.
Unlike many childhood claims, this one was entirely true. Sansum, one of the Sunday Herald’s Six to Follow on the road to the Rio Olympics, is his own man now as he looks to climb the taekwondo rankings – he is rated third in the world in the 80kg category – but he has never forgotten the influence of his father, Lee, who has guided him every step of the way.
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