Muhammad bidding for first national taekwondo title

Olympic bronze medallist Lutalo Muhammad insists he has his sights set firmly on the top step of the podium at this weekend’s National Taekwondo Championships in Manchester.

The 22-year-old will compete in Britain for the first time since claiming -80kg bronze at London 2012 when he takes to the National Cycling Centre on Saturday.

Muhammad’s record at the National Taekwondo Championships makes for good reading with two silver medals and one bronze to his name.

But as he bids to find form ahead of December’s inaugural World Taekwondo Grand Prix – where Rio 2016 qualification points will be on offer – the Londoner admits it is about time he finally got his hands on the title.

“I have never won a national senior title and this is a chance to change all that,” said Muhammad, who will be competing in the -87kg weight class.

“I like to keep busy and fight as often as I can so the nationals is a great opportunity to do just that.

“All I am doing now is looking forward and my main focus is the World Taekwondo Grand Prix so I want to be at my best.”

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