DATE OF BIRTH
December 30 2001
Gold at the 2019 Polish Open
2022 Sofia Open
2021 French Open
2020 German Open
2019 Polish Open
2019 Luxembourg Open
2019 Slovenia Open
2018 Croatia Open
2018 Polish Open (junior)
2017 Dutch Open (junior)
2017 German Open (junior)
2014 Commonwealth Championships (cadet)
Former track prospect, Mohammed Nour joined the World Class Performance Programme in Manchester after being a longstanding member of GB’s Development set-up.
The London-based athlete previously secured gold at the 2017 German Open as a junior and more recently at the 2019 Polish Open.
He was also selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior European Championships in 2017.
Despite going out in the preliminary rounds, the major event proved to be a great experience for the youngster…as he went onto medal at the Croatian, Slovenian and Luxembourg Opens.
60 SECOND INTERVIEW
WHEN DID YOU START TAEKWONDO AND WHY?:
I started when I was seven-years-old because my Dad’s friend’s son used to do the sport at a really good level. I gave it a go and was hooked. To be honest, my confidence was quite low back then, I used to have a really bad stutter and with the help of Taekwondo/my teammates – it became better and I overcame it.
OTHER SPORTS PLAYED:
I used to be a track runner and would run the 1500, 800 and 3000 metres. I got gold in the borough championships and in Wandsworth, I came first. I also represented my borough in the London Youth Games.
I want to become Olympic champion.
ROLE MODEL/FAVOURITE OTHER SPORTSMAN OR WOMAN:
Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, I really looked up to them when I was younger, as well as, Prince Naseem.
WHY SHOULD THE PUBLIC WATCH TAEKWONDO:
It’s a very vibrant sport, anything can happen. You could be winning but a knockout could come out of nowhere. It’s also very dynamic and enjoyable to watch.
IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU £1 MILLION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT:
I would invest in properties to get my assets up and whatever income I get from that, I would give most of it to my parents (around 70%) and keep the rest for me to live off.
SOMETHING YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT MOHAMMED NOUR:
I beat my school’s 1500 metres record for track running.
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