Nigeria wins gold medals at African Para Taekwondo
Nigeria made its presence count at the 2017 African Para Taekwondo Open as the two-man contingent claimed two medals at the two-day championship.
According to the Secretary General of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), Oriss Taiwo, the athletes showed their stuff against their African counterparts to lay claim to the gold medals in the men’s 44kg and 62kg.
Samson Ukpera who competed in the men’s 44kg was in fine form to win the highest medal at the championship while Faith Bazuaye featured in the women’s 62kg and she fought her way to the final to clinch the gold medal.
This feat was described as a lift to para taekwondo in Nigeria as this would give the athletes the chance to improve their world rating.Taiwo however, disclosed that Nigeria would not be featuring in this week’s World Taekwondo Federation (WTF)-sanctioned President Cup Africa holding in Agadir, Morocco on April 7 to 9.
Report by Miyen Akiri