Olympic champion Lutalo Muhammad has been named a Team GB Ambassador for Aldi as the countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games begins.

Born in Walthamstow, Muhammad already has two Olympics medals to his name, including Bronze at 2012 London and Silver at 2016 Rio Olympics.

Aldi became the first official supermarket partner of Team GB in 2015 ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As part of the partnership, Aldi provides athletes with fresh food each week as part of its ‘Homegrown Heroes’ initiative.

During the past four years, the supermarket has supported more than 700 Team GB athletes across the UK and has plans to expand the campaign this year to inspire an even greater number of people to eat healthily and be active.

Aldi’s Get Set To Eat Fresh campaign hopes to inspire 1.2 million school children aged 5-14 to learn more about the benefits of cooking fresh, healthy food with their families. Aldi are calling on schools to sign up to the programme and they could have the opportunity to welcome a Team GB athlete to their classrooms. Schools can sign up via Aldi’s website to receive free resources including healthy recipes and lesson plans.

The campaign has worked with more than one million young people so far, with almost 6,000 schools signed up to the programme.

Muhammad said: “This year will be my third Olympics and I’m training harder than ever, with my sights set on a Gold medal for Team GB.

“My dad taught me taekwondo when I was three and my mum has always been so supportive. My mum is basically my nutritionist. Both of my parents are vegetarian, so I eat a lot of veggie food. Partnering with Aldi means that I can encourage other people to live healthily and reach their goals.”