For Daba Modibo Keita, taekwondo is a means to an end

Last month, Keita was awarded a wildcard spot to compete at the London Games. He is currently ranked 42nd in the men’s over-80 kilogram division after taking some time off to recover from a knee injury. He was third at the African Olympic taekwondo qualifiers and won world championship titles in 2007 and 2009.

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Daba Modibo Keita, the sleeping giant awakens

The two-time World Champion (Beijing 2007 and Copenhagen 2009) has not competed since the heavyweights finals held in Denmark who beat and won for second time the Korean Yun-Bae in a big fight.