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Mo’s On Track For Success After Joining World Class Performance Programme

30th December 2020

A former schoolboy track prospect has become the latest athlete to join GB Taekwondo’s World Class Performance Programme.

Mohammed Nour represented the borough of Wandsworth at the London Youth Games and also broke his school’s long-standing 1500 metres record.

At the same time as staying ahead of his rivals on the track, Mo was also an outstanding junior taekwondo fighter.

A member of the Gurumu Club, the Roehampton based teenager says deciding which sporting career to pursue wasn’t difficult.

“I didn’t enjoy just running around the track in training,” he said.

“I was already part of the development squad and had more fun with Taekwondo.

“Gurumu is a good club with a very good atmosphere. My confidence used to be low back then and I had a really bad stutter.

“But once I got into Taekwondo my teammates helped me and now I am a confident person.

“It is a great sport and so dynamic. Anything can happen and it doesn’t matter whether you are winning or losing.”

Mo, who celebrates his 19th birthday today, started Taekwondo at the age of seven.

He has made steady progress ever since representing Britain at the youth and junior European Championships.

In 2019, he made his senior debut and took gold at the Polish Open before medalling earlier this year in the German Open.

“To become Olympic champion is my dream,” says Mo who competes in the -58kg weight division.

GB Performance Director Gary Hall said: “I am delighted to announce Mohammed Nour has accepted an offer to join the fulltime World Class Performance Programme.

“Mohammed was a part of the Junior Development programme and has performed very well in his early years as a senior athlete.

“He will focus on becoming the best -58kg he can be and has set his sights on Olympic success within this category.”

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