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DOING IT FOR KICKS: Muhammad

HAVING BEEN picked ahead of the world number one for Team GB, taekwondo practitioner Lutalo Muhammad faced a torrent of criticism from the media and the public before a kick was even landed.

But having captured a bronze medal in the -80kg category, the 21-year-old fully vindicated his selection and cherished every moment of London 2012.

The Walthamstow, east London native, who was involved in the Olympic parade in central London on Monday, told the Voice of Sport: “I enjoyed every minute of the Olympic Games. I may be a little biased but I think it was the best Games there’s ever been and there probably ever will be. It was a fantastic experience from start to finish.

“Seeing my team-mate [Jade Jones] going on to win gold was a standout experience. Jade did really well. Seeing Mo Farah win his two gold medals, Chris Hoy becoming the most decorated Olympian, Ben Ainsle winning the sailing, obviously Usain Bolt, he was fantastic – how much time have you got? I could go on and on and on.

“Just being an Olympian was wonderful and the fact that I managed to get a medal as well just makes it even sweeter."

He added: “I can’t wait for Rio and I just hope that it’s half as good as London because that’ll mean it’ll be a fantastic Olympics.”

*For the full interview with Lutalo Muhammad - see next week’s Voice.

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