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Hall encouraged by Manchester showing

Team GB Taekwondo performance director Gary Hall feels the organisation's hard work continues to pay off on the road towards London 2012 after a...

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Cook gets better of Azizov

Aaron Cook has completed a successful defence of his title in the -80kg category at the Taekwondo European Championships in Manchester.

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Taekwondo chief confident for Euro tilt

Team GB Taekwondo performance director Gary Hall is confident his elite fighters can rise to the challenge once again when Manchester hosts the ...

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Destiny calling for Cook

Aaron Cook has certainly come a long way since practising flying kicks off the sofa while watching Power Rangers on TV, and the British taekwond...

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Walkden supports injured Stevenson

Bianca Walkden knows what heartache Sarah Stevenson is facing as she battles to be fit for London 2012, but has to remain focused on delivering ...

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Biography

Aaron Cook made his Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He lost in the bronze medal match to Zhu Guo of China. Cook is one of the most promising youngsters in the world. He announced himself on the global senior stage after winning gold at the 2007 Germany Open at the age of just sixteen. Cook went on to dominate the junior age groups while continuing to impress at senior level. He was crowned the Cadet European Champion 2005 and went onto to take the bronze at the Junior World Championships a year later. In 2008 aged seventeen he showed age is no obstacle for success and took gold at senior level in the Belgian Open. Cook gained invaluable 'Olympic experience' when he participated for Team GB in the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, taking the gold medal for Great Britain in the 63-73kg weight division.