Taekwondo: Aaron Cook beats Lutalo Muhammad at Dutch Open

Aaron Cook

Aaron Cook won Dutch Open gold by beating British taekwondo rival Lutalo Muhammad in their long-awaited rematch.

Muhammad, 22, was controversially selected ahead of then world number one Cook for London 2012, but went on to win Olympic bronze.

The pair last fought each other in March 2012, but Cook, 23, won the bout in Eindhoven 10-8.

British Olympic champion Jade Jones (-57kg) also took gold, while Bianca Walkden (+73kg) claimed bronze.

Since they last fought, Cook has gone on to claim European gold, while Muhammad has risen to world number two.

The London-born 22-year-old won the inaugural World Taekwondo Grand Prix event in Manchester in December, whilst Cook - who represents the Isle of Man - was third.

"A big thanks to all those who have supported me," said Cook, who leads the head-to-head battle with Muhammad 3-1.

New world number one Jones, 20, defeated Hedaya Malek of Egypt 2-0 in the final.

Walkden, 22, beat team-mate Stephanie Allen, 21, in the quarter-finals but finished third after losing her semi-final against French fighter Gwladys Epangue.

Olympian Martin Stamper, 27, was defeated at the -68kg quarter-final stage by Turkey's London 2012 gold medallist Sevet Tazegul, while GB's Ruebyn Richards, 21, withdrew injured.

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