GB Taekwondo statement
"MOST DIFFICULT OF SELECTION DECISIONS"-HALL
GB Taekwondo welcomes today’s decision by the British Olympic Association (BOA) to formally ratify the nomination of Lutalo Muhammad to represent Great Britain in the male -80kg category at the Olympic Games this summer.
GB Taekwondo Performance Director Gary Hall said: “This has been a long and difficult process for all involved, for the selection panel members and particularly for the two athletes concerned. Both are outstanding candidates and truly world class, both capable of medalling in London. This has been the most difficult of selection decisions.
“During the course of this selection process, GB Taekwondo has followed the instructions and recommendations of both Sport Resolutions and the British Olympic Association in reaching its decision to nominate Lutalo Muhammad.
“I am therefore pleased that the BOA has now expressed their satisfaction that the approved selection procedures have been followed and that they have now ratified our full complement of athletes for London 2012. I hope that we can now move on with our preparations for the Games and that Sarah, Jade, Martin and now Lutalo are given full support as they target medals for Great Britain this summer.
“In the meantime and together with British Taekwondo our national governing body, we will continue to give the World Taekwondo Federation our full cooperation as they conduct their review.”