Taekwando queen, Elizabeth Anyanacho, qualifies Nigeria for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Elizabeth Anyanacho has given Nigeria a shot for a medal in the Taekwando category at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics games after she defeated former African Champion, Gabon’s Urgence Moueg at the African Qualifiers holding in Rabat, Morocco.

The 20-year-old secured the historic berth after defeating the five-time continental medalist 12 to 5 points in the 67kg category to become the second Nigerian female Taekwando athlete to qualify for the tournament.

Princess Dudu was the first Nigerian female Taekwando athlete to have ever represented the country at the Olympics in Athens 2004.

Nigeria’s male representative, Benjamin Okuomose, however, failed to clinch the Olympic ticket after losing 17 – 19 to Anthony Obame of Gabon, who is a former world champion and Olympic silver medalist.

MAURICE OGU @cojmaurice

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