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Nigeria wins second bronze as Egypt tops medals’ table


Ramadan Ibrahim of Egypt (left) takes on Nigeria’s Olagunju Zaafir in one of the duels of the Cadet and Junior African Fencing Championship, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM.

Nigeria won another bronze medal at the 2018 Cadet and Junior African Fencing Championship, which ended yesterday at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Nigeria got its first medal at the championship featuring 13 countries through Tosan Egbesemirone in the men’s individual epee and on the last day of the tournament, it got another through the female sabre team of Somina Daminabo, Mariam Abdulazeez and Titilayo Vera Cruz.

Although they lost 45-18 points to Togo, who were represented by Francoise Koutogho, Preinam Anadi and Grace Sonyo, it was enough for the home girls to claim the bronze.

“I am very happy to be a medalist in my first major international tournament. We started very slowly and by the time we picked up, the points gap was too wide. We look forward to do better next time,” team captain, Daminabo said.

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