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Otuadinma, Itiku shine at 10th Korean Ambassador’s Cup

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[FILES] Taekwondo. Photo: PIXABAY

Uzoamaka Otuadinma and Peter Itiku were stars of the 10th Korean Ambassador’s Cup as their feats earned them the Most Valuable Players (MVP) awards at the event held at the Molade Okoya Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos at the weekend.

At the two-day event, Otuadinma defeated Adaeze Efobi, while Itiku and Abdulfathi Sanusi beat Dandy Ogbonna and Arionola Abdullateef respectively to claim gold medals.

Other gold medalists at the championship were Benjamin Okuomose, Sekinat Adebayo, Alice Ikor, Oyebanji Olapeju, and Bukola Ogunnusi.

At the end of hostilities, Otuadinma and Itiku went home with a brand new 21” TV flat screen each as the MVPs, while consolation prizes were given to all the participants.

The next national ranking tournament will be in Kebbi State between November 9 and 11, this year.

Speaking on the occasion, the President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Binga, explained: “Taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art loved by many people around the world. Not only does it enhance your physical strength, but it also disciplines your mind and soul. Taekwondo encourages competition, but at the same time teaches us fairness and respect.

“The event is part of our efforts to promote the sport in Nigeria, as well as help Nigerian athletes to improve their skills so that they can compete on the global stage.

“We have introduced Taekwondo to numerous primary and junior secondary schools so that Nigerian children will have a chance to learn more about Korea.”


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