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Mahma Cho 'disappointed' after missing out on bronze in Rio
Great Britain's Mahama Cho tells of his disappointment after missing out on third place following his defeat to Maicon Siqueira in the men's +80kg taekwondo bronze event.
Aug 21, 03:18
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Mahama Cho misses out on bronze following defeat to Brazil's Maicon Siqueira
Great Britain's Mahama Cho misses out on a bronze medal after falling to a defeat against Brazil's Maicon Siqueira in the men's +80kg third-place taekwondo event in Rio.
Aug 21, 02:18
Great Britain's taekwondo Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones looks on after beating Despina Pilavaki of Cyprus in the preliminary rounds of the women's -57kg at the European Games in Baku
Jade Jones: 'I felt pressure to defend Olympic title'
Great Britain's Jade Jones says that she was surprised by how much pressure she felt ahead of winning Olympic gold for the second time.
Aug 19, 03:36
Aaron Cook in action during his quarter-final defeat to Portugal's Julio Ferreira at the European Games in Baku on June 18, 2015
Taekwondo federation to ditch 'WTF' acronym
The World Taekwondo Federation intends to lessen its use of the 'WTF' acronym over confusion with the text slang.
Dec 27, 09:23
Team GB taekwondo athlete Jade Jones at the kitting out for the 2015 European Games in Baku
Jade Jones "fuming" over Grand Prix defeat
Olympic champion Jade Jones says that she is annoyed at losing the final of the WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Moscow.
Aug 17, 16:35
Gold medalist Radik Isaev of Azerbaijan poses during the medal ceremony for the Men's +80kg Taekwondo on day seven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 19, 2015
Azerbaijan's Radik Isaev aiming for Rio Olympics
Azerbaijan taekwondoka Radik Isaev confirms that he will be aiming to qualify for the Rio Olympics after winning gold at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 19, 19:59
France's Alexis Vastine celebrates his Light welterweight (64 kg) bronze medal, on August 23, 2008 at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Taekwondo champion Gwladys Epangue dedicates gold to crash victim Alexis Vastine
Taekwondo champion Gwladys Epangue dedicates her win to French boxer Alexis Vastine, who was killed in a helicopter crash earlier this year.
Jun 19, 19:22
Lutalo Muhammad of Team GB in action during his quarter-final defeat at the hands of Azerbaijan's Milad Beigi Harchegani at the European Games in Baku on June 18, 2015
Lutalo Muhammad: 'I have respect for Aaron Cook'
Great Britain's Lutalo Muhammad, who won bronze in the -80kg category on Thursday, insists that he has respect for rival Aaron Cook.
Jun 19, 06:35
Gold medalist Anastasiia Baryshnikova of Russia celebrates victory over Farida Azizova of Azerbaijan after the Women's Taekwondo -67kg gold medal final on day six of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 18, 2015
Anastasiia Baryshnikova hails European Games gold medal
Russian Federation gold medallist Anastasiia Baryshnikova describes her success in the women's taekwondo 67kg category as "a big honour".
Jun 18, 19:56
Aaron Cook in action during his quarter-final defeat to Portugal's Julio Ferreira at the European Games in Baku on June 18, 2015
Aaron Cook: 'I've let Moldova down'
Former Team GB competitor Aaron Cook believes that he has 'let down' Moldova following his shock early exit from the men's -80kg taekwondo event at the European Games.
Jun 18, 15:33
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Croatia's Ana Zaninovic: 'I was not at my best in final defeat at European Games'
Croatia's Ana Zaninovic believes that she did not do herself justice in her defeat to Jade Jones in the final of the women's -57kg taekwondo at the European Games.
Jun 17, 20:06
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
Olympic taekwondo champion Joel Gonzalez Bonilla 'caught off guard'
Olympic taekwondo champion Joel Gonzalez Bonilla says that he was 'caught off guard' after losing his quarter-final in Baku.
Jun 17, 14:04
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Rui Braganca: 'I suffered bad injury during victory'
Portugal's Rui Braganca, who won gold in the men's 58kg on Tuesday, reveals that he suffered what he believes to be a serious knee injury during his victory.
Jun 17, 08:21
Team GB's taekwondo athlete Charlie Maddock poses with her gold medal earned at the European Games on June 16, 2015
Team GB's Charlie Maddock "overwhelmed" by gold medal triumph
Great Britain's Charlie Maddock reveals that she is "overwhelmed" by her success in clinching a gold medal in the women's -49kg taekwondo final at the European Games.
Jun 16, 20:05
Charlie Maddock of Team GB in action during her women's -84kg quarter-final against Italy's Erica Nicoli at the European Games in Baku
Team GB's Charlie Maddock storms into taekwondo final in Baku
Team GB's Charlie Maddock advances to the -49kg taekwondo final in Baku, where she will face Serbia's Tijana Bogdanovic.
Jun 16, 14:04
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Spain's Brigida Yague blames "slippery" court for loss
Olympic silver medallist Brigida Yague believes that the "slippery" court surface was to blame for her first-round loss at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 16, 09:48
Aaron Cook of Great Britain poses for a portrait during a training session prior to the London 2012 Olympic Taekwondo test event at the ExCel on December 2, 2011
Aaron Cook: 'Moldova switch has been easy'
Former Great Britain taekwondoka Aaron Cook insists that he has found it "easy" to switch allegiances to Moldova, whom he will represent at the European Games.
Jun 16, 09:14
Team GB taekwondo athlete Charlie Maddock at kitting out for the European Games in May 2015
Charlie Maddock: "I lost focus"
Charlie Maddock tells Sports Mole that she "lost focus" in the final seconds of her opening taekwondo bout at the European Games, costing her a win inside three rounds.
Jun 16, 08:58
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Siblings target taekwondo medals
Germany's Tahir and Rabia Guelec insist that they can both push for medals in taekwondo at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 13, 09:25
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Servet Tazegul: 'I do not feel pressure ahead of appearance at Baku 2015'
Turkish taekwondo athlete Servet Tazegul says that he does not feel any pressure ahead of his appearance at the 2015 European Games in Baku.
Jun 12, 12:36
Stamper of Great Britain walks out to compete against Damir Fejzic of Serbia during the Men's -68kg Taekwondo quarterfinal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012
Martin Stamper replaces injured Ruebyn Richards in GB taekwondo squad at Baku
Great Britain's Ruebyn Richards sustains a foot injury in training and will be replaced in the -68kg weight category at the European Games by Martin Stamper.
Jun 11, 12:09
Taekwondo Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones poses ahead of the WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester, England on September 10, 2014
GB's Jade Jones hopes World title will seal spot at Rio 2016 Olympics
Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones is hopeful that winning gold in the World Championships in Russia this week will push her to Rio 2016 qualification.
May 12, 10:08
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Great Britain without Lutalo Muhammad for World Taekwondo Championships
Lutalo Muhammad withdraws from the Great Britain squad for the World Taekwondo Championships in Russia due to a knee injury.
May 11, 10:08
Aaron Cook of Great Britain poses for a portrait during a training session prior to the London 2012 Olympic Taekwondo test event at the ExCel on December 2, 2011
Aaron Cook to represent Moldova following switch from Team GB
The British Olympic Association confirms that Aaron Cook will now compete for Moldova after it agreed to allow him to switch nations.
Apr 16, 08:57
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Aaron Cook switches allegiance to Moldova
British fighter Aaron Cook announces that he hopes to represent Moldova at the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Apr 2, 13:00
Taekwondo Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones poses ahead of the WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester, England on September 10, 2014
Great Britain win 12 gold medals at Edinburgh Commonwealth Championships
Great Britain's fighters scoop 12 gold medals at the Commonwealth Championships in Edinburgh.
Nov 17, 10:46
Taekwondo Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones poses ahead of the WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester, England on September 10, 2014
Britain's Jade Jones misses out on first ever Taekwondo Grand Prix gold
Great Britain's Jade Jones fails to clinch Taekwondo Grand Prix gold in Manchester following defeat to Eva Calvo Gomez in the -57kg final.
Oct 27, 10:14
Taekwondo Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones poses ahead of the WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester, England on September 10, 2014
Jade Jones looking for Grand Prix gold
Olympic Taekwondo champion Jade Jones admits that she is keen to break her Grand Prix duck in Manchester this weekend.
Oct 22, 11:13
Aaron Cook
Aaron Cook pledges allegiance to Isle of Man
Former taekwondo world number one Aaron Cook changes his allegiance from Great Britain to the Isle of Man.
Dec 6, 22:04
Aaron Cook
Aaron Cook considers switching countries
Aaron Cook hints that he would be willing to turn his back on Great Britain in order to compete at the Olympic Games.
Oct 8, 16:56
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Gabon secure first ever Olympic medal
Anthony Obame expresses his delight at becoming Gabon's first ever Olympic medalist.
Aug 11, 18:59
Jade Jones
Great Britain's Jade Jones left stunned with taekwondo gold medal
Great Britain's Jade Jones says that her gold medal success still feels surreal.
Aug 9, 23:29
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World Taekwondo Federation president: 'New scoring system revolutionary'
WTF president Dr Chungwon Choue believes that the new scoring system that debuts tomorrow will revolutionise the sport.
Aug 8, 00:04
Aaron Cook
Taekwondo star Aaron Cook gives up on Olympics
Taekwondo world number one Aaron Cook gives up hope of competing in this year's Olympics after deciding not to take his selection appeal to the High Court.
Jun 29, 12:43
Aaron Cook
Aaron Cook: 'I feel numb'
Great Britain's world number one in the under-80kg Taekwondo division Aaron Cook to take legal action after his non-selection for the Olympics.
Jun 13, 15:20

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