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Rio 2016: Muhammad Claims GB Olympic Taekwondo Place


Olympic bronze medallist Lutalo Muhammad secured Britain a -80kg berth for the Rio 2016 with victory in the World Taekwondo Grand Final.

Muhammad, 24, defeated former GB rival turned Moldovan fighter Aaron Cook, 7-3 in the final in Mexico City.

It guaranteed him a top-six world ranking at the season-ending event, meaning he joins Jade Jones in winning places for British fighters in Rio.

World champion Bianca Walkden will look to secure a +67kg berth on Sunday.

Muhammad was controversially chosen ahead of then world number one Cook for the London 2012 squad, but after a bitter legal battle his selection was approved by the British Olympic Association and he went on to secure bronze.

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