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TAEKWONDO: Cook could face Muhammad
8:48pm Monday 21st October 2013 in Sport
LUTALO Muhammad could face Dorchester’s Aaron Cook in December for the first time since being controversially selected ahead of his fellow Briton for London 2012.
Despite Cook being ranked world number one at the time, GB Taekwondo selected Muhammad, who won Olympic bronze.
The pair have both been named in the -80kg division for the Grand Prix event in Manchester from 3-15 December.
Since London 2012, Muhammad has competed in the -87kg category, losing in the 2013 World Championship quarter-finals.
However, he returned to winning ways with victory in that category at the National Taekwondo Championships in September.
The -87kg division is not an Olympic category which means Muhammad had to decide whether to compete in +87kg or -80kg in the 2014 Rio Games, hence him dropping down to -80kg.
Cook, who has opted to compete for the Isle of Man after his Olympic snub, has spent the past couple of months building up his ranking points in South America after being eliminated in the opening round of the 2013 World Championships.
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