In this episode, we speak to GB Taekwondo athlete, Lutalo Muhammad who represented Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics winning bronze and the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal. Lutalo began practicing taekwondo at the age of three with his father Wayne Muhammad, who has more than four decades of experience in martial arts. In our conversation, Lutalo talks so passionately about how his parents were his first role models and how they helped shaped the person he has become. We talk to Lutalo about his Olympic journey and what means when you win, but what we can all learn when we lose. Follow Lutalo on Instagram: @lutalomuhammad Follow Active Digital on Instagram: @active_digital www.activedigital.co.uk Produced and Edited by Alex Graham from Audio Coast
Topics Discussed: Lutalo's training regime during Lockdown. The importance of consistency when wanting to excel in what you do. Being honest with yourself regarding your fears in order to maintain a positive attitude. The link between success and maintaining a good relationship and using the team around you. The two T’s, being Technical and being Tactical. Lutalo's reading habits which helps him with his approach to life and sport. Lutalo's different approach to the Tokyo Olympics. Lutalo's process for dealing with failure and how he overcame it and quickly bounced back. Lutalo's upbringing and family and the lessons he learnt. Lutalo's experience and injuries between his defeat in Rio to now. The importance of commitment and how it is much more reliable than motivation. Lutalo's regular training schedule, and his focus upon recovery. Related Links:Lutalo Muhammad's Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutalo_MuhammadLutalo Muhammad's Twitter: https://twitter.com/lutalomuhammad?lang=enLutalo Muhammad's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lutalomuhammad/?hl=en
It's safe to say that Lutalo Muhammad's career is one full of ups and downs. From a public selection dispute for London 2012 and last second defeat in the Rio final to two Olympic medals and a drive for glory in Tokyo, this east London boy born in the shadow of the London 2012 park has quite the story to tell. The podcast, brought to you in association with the University of Hull, invites Olympic athletes to talk through the moments in their lives they feel have defined them as the athlete and person they are today.If you enjoyed this episode or any in the series, please subscribe to the latest episode lands straight onto your device each Monday.
Lutalo Muhammad on chasing your dream, no matter what
Olympic Channel Podcast
The list of challenges that taekwondo Team GB star Lutalo Muhammad has faced is long: selection controversy, hate mail, a last gasp defeat at Rio 2016 and changing weight divisions.Lutalo gave some lucid advice in how to take responsibility in order to be a top achiever.This episode is the final in a special series with Olympic champion decathlete Daley Thompson as co-host. To celebrate 40 years since Daley won his first Olympic title in Moscow, we've chosen one athlete from each decade - the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 2010 - to see how they chase their dream, no matter what.The Olympic Channel Podcast is brought to you by Bridgestone - Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic partner.Head to olympicchannel.com/podcast for more information.
Lutalo Muhammad and Marcus Buckland: The Redemption
Sport and the Feels
A Taekwondo bout lasts for 6 minutes; 3 x 2 minute rounds. For 5 minutes 59 seconds of the men's Gold Medal heavyweight match at Rio 2016, Britain's Lutalo Muhammad was in the lead, heading for the Gold he so desperately craved. Fighting brilliantly, 6-4 ahead, he got caught by a head shot as the clock ticked to zero. Gold was ripped from him in the cruelest manner. Londoner Lutalo, who'd previously won a brilliant bronze at London 2012, reflects on those dramatic seconds with extraordinary honesty and positivity. Few who remember his heartbreaking, tearful BBC interview that day would imagine he could dissect the moment with such meticulous candour years later. There's no doubt he's heading to Tokyo in search of redemption. It's upgrade time, and he'll tell you - up front - how he plans to do it. Marcus Buckland is alongside host Jonathan Overend for Episode 11, in association with Aldi UK, official supermarket partner of Team GB. He teases Performance Director Gary Hall, a previous guest on the pod, for his travel arrangements. Also live coverage of a waiter dropping drinks. What's not to like about that?