Taekwondo: Delta, Bayelsa locks Gold at 2022 NSF

Delta and Bayelsa states have maintained Gold keeper in Taekwondo at the ongoing National Sports Festival (NSF) 2022 event holding in Delta State.

The event started 28th November and will end 10 December, 2022.

Taekwondo: Delta, Bayelsa locks Gold at 2022 NSF

Delta State Chidinma Okokoh defeated Amarachi Asonye of Edo state to win Gold in the women’s -57kg Taekwondo event at the ongoing 21st National Sports Festival in Asaba.

Taekwondo: Delta, Bayelsa locks Gold at 2022 NSF
Taekwondo: Delta, Bayelsa locks Gold at 2022 NSF

Also, Delta State Bright Paul Kolade defeated Iyama Udobong of Akwa Ibom state to win Gold in the men’s -74kg Taekwondo  event.

Taekwondo: Delta, Bayelsa locks Gold at 2022 NSF

Kolade has officially won three consecutive gold medal at the National Sports Festival from Abuja 2018, Edo 2020 and Delta 2022.

Taekwondo: Delta, Bayelsa locks Gold at 2022 NSFTaekwondo: Delta, Bayelsa locks Gold at 2022 NSF

A former National No. 1, Sanusi Abdulfathy of Bayelsa state defeated Mohammed Lawal of Kano state to win Gold in the men’s -58kg category.

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Moreso, Team Lagos harvested silver and bronze medals on the opening day of the competition.

 

No fewer than four medals, 3 silver and one bronze was won by Team Lagos athletes in the poomsae event for individual and team. Team Lagos claimed silver in the mixed pair Poomase event while the male and female teams claimed silver and bronze respectively.

 

Competing in the event for the very first time, Beauty Disu shown brightly among the competitors to claim Individual silver in Poomsae event.

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Chairman, Lagos State Taekwondo Association, Jimmy Ogunnowo commended the performance of the athletes so far while revealing that the Taekwondo team prepared adequately for the National Sports Festival.

 

Ogunnowo added that the level of competition at the event is very high compared to the last National Sports Festival held in Benin City, Edo State while assuring that Lagos athletes will give their best as the events continue.

 

An array of 21 Gold medals, 21 silver medals and 42 bronze medals are expected to be won across the 16 wings categories (8 male and 8 female competitions) and five Poomsae (Demonstration) competitions, in Taekwondo, according to the Technical Director of the Nigerian Taekwondo Federation, John Egwim.

 

He made this assessment while speaking to journalists at the indoor sports hall of the Stephen Keshi on Friday as taekwondo events began.

 

Recap

In the Male Poomsae competition, which was performed late Friday, Bayelsa won Gold, while Lagos won Silver, with Edo and Nasarawa, both clinching Bronze medals.

 

In the Team Female Poomsae competition, Delta won Gold, Bayelsa clinched Silver, while Lagos and Edo both won Bronze. In the individual Female, Delta won Gold.

 

On Saturday, in the -58 male category, Team Delta won Bronze, while in the male Lightweight category, Team Delta defeated Akwa Ibom to clinch Gold. This brings their total tally to 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal.

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