Aaron Cook

AARON COOK

TAEKWONDO COACH

Aaron Arthur Cook (born 2 January 1991 in Dorchester, Dorset) is a British-born Moldovan taekwondo athlete, who has been ranked the number one in the men's −80 kg division on several occasions.

He is a three-time European champion having won the −80 kg title at the European Taekwondo Championships in 2010, 2012 representing Great Britain and 2014 representing the Isle of Man, and was the world junior champion in the −78 kg division in 2008.

At the 2009 World Taekwondo tour event in Mexico City where Cook made it to the final after beating Korean national champion he faced his idol Steven Lopez for the first time. Lopez was the reigning 5 time world champion and double Olympic champion. Cook came from behind to win in the second round with a stunning knockout head kick. Cook said it was the greatest win of his career.

Cook was the first person to win European titles at all age levels cadet 2005 Junior 2007 U21 2010 senior 2010 at the age of 19. He twice earned Senior World Champion Bronze medals in 2015 and 2017.

He was awarded World Taekwondo Best Kick of the year recognition in 2015 & 2017 & 2018 and was Moldova’s Sports Athlete of The Year in 2017.