UK picks Sarah Stevenson for Olympic taekwondo
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.