Taekwondo: Brits could earn Olympic ticket

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The Independent Online

Great Britain's taekwondo team have been told success in the World Championships which begin in Gyeongju, South Korea, today could earn them a ticket to the London Olympics. Performance director Gary Hall will nominate his 2012 weight categories shortly after his 10-strong squad return from Korea and expects a selection headache.

Olympic bronze medallist Sarah Stevenson and world number one Aaron Cook head the hunt for medals, along with top prospects Michael Harvey and Bianca Walkden and junior Olympic champion Jade Jones.

Hall said: "They all want to be the person going forward to represent Britain at 2012. Just naming the weight group will be a challenge. It is going to be a very tough decision. Performances from the last 12 months will be taken into consideration, but here they have the chance to show they should be that person going to the Olympics."