In London 2012 Lutalo brilliantly secured a bronze medal after beating a string of world leading fighters; this was the culmination of many years of dedication, but before he even won the medal his selection for the Games was under scrutiny in the much profiled selection between himself and Aaron Cook. Lutalo did his talking on the mat and secured a medal in his first Games.
London was then followed by four years of total dedication to his sole focus to become Olympic champion in Rio 2016. Lutalo again had to go through a very touch selection process because there again were other GB fighters at the top of their game fighting for selection. Lutalo was selected for the Games and but for a last second flying kick would have secured his dream and Olympic title.
Lutalo was obviously totally devastated post fight, and this was shown across the world post fight interview with the BBC, his dream had been crushed. He caught the hearts of the nation with Great Britain empathising with his distraught reaction and assuring him that he did not let down Team GB. Comments such as “if only everyone was as passionate about their sport as Lutalo Muhammad,” went viral. Lutalo has made a name for himself and taekwondo which has gained a lot of publicity, the sport adding three medals to Team GB’s tally.