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Anyanacho’s Olympics qualification thrills Dare

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Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian woman to qualify for taekwondo in 16 years and second ever woman taekwondo Olympian following her qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Dare said Anyanacho’s qualification has further raised the hope of a good outing for Nigeria in Tokyo.

The Minister also reiterated the need to catch athletes at a very young age considering the fact that Anyanacho, who has been part of an active high performance taekwondo programme aimed at producing international champions and Olympians, started Taekwondo at age 15.

She is making history at 20 as the second woman to fly the Green-White-Green flag in the Olympics since Athens 2004.
Elizabeth Anyanacho, a 300 level student of Statistics at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, is the current national champion and the 2019 African Games champion.

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