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UK picks Sarah Stevenson for Olympic taekwondo

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LONDON (AP)

British taekwondo officials have picked Sarah Stevenson for the Olympic team even though the world champion has not competed for months due to knee injury.

Stevenson won a bronze at the Beijing Olympics and has twice won the world championships in the 67-kilogram (148-pound) division. She last won the world title in 2011, shortly after the death of her parents.

Two other fighters were named to the squad: Jade Jones in the female 57-kilogram (126-pound) division and Martin Stamper in the male 68-kilogram (150-pound) division.

The remaining spot is being scrutinized by the British Olympic Association that rejected the U.K. taekwondo officials' choice of Lutalo Muhammad.

They overlooked Aaron Cook, ranked No. 1 in his category.

BOA has demanded the taekwondo selection committee reconsider its nomination.

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