Aaron Arthur Cook
Martial artist who became the first British man to reach the top of taekwondo world rankings, doing so in 2010. Despite his success, he was left off the 2012 British Olympic team and, in response, gained Moldovan citizenship to represent the country.
He won gold at the European Junior Championships in 2007, the same year he made his senior debut. He won the World Junior Championships in 2008.
After his exclusion from the 2012 Olympic team (he’d represented Britain at the 2008 Games), he changed his affiliation to the Isle of Man before eventually representing Moldova.
He won a gold medal at the European Championships in 2014 for the Isle of Man and a bronze at the World Championships in 2015, his first medal for Moldova.
He and Alexander Rai have both represented England in taekwondo.