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Mahama Cho hoping to use his experiences to help children improve their lives

Taekwondo Olympian Mahama Cho is trying to use his personal experiences – both good and bad – to help the next generation of youngsters make better choices in adult life.The Ivory Coast-born athlete was bullied as a child when he arrived in London aged just eight and unable to speak English but used his sport not only as a coping mechanism but as a way to challenge those who were abusing him.Having competed at the last two Olympics he, in conjunction with the British Olympic and Paralympic Associations and Youth Sport Trust is taking his message into schools where...
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Mahama Cho dreams of Olympic gold after choosing taekwondo over football

Mahama Cho has no regrets about choosing taekwondo over a potential “lavish” football lifestyle and hopes inspirational advice from Kolo Toure can spur him on to Olympic glory. Heavyweight fighter Cho is preparing for his second successive Games after edging out two-time Olympic medallist Lutalo Muhammad for a spot in...
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