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Otuadinma sure of defending African Games taekwondo title

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Ahead of the forthcoming African Games in Morocco, defending African taekwondo champion in the female middleweight division, Uzoamaka Otuadinma has declared her readiness to retain the title she won at the 2015 edition in Congo Brazzaville.

The 6ft 1” Otuadinma, who has been in an intense training camp for the past six weeks, made the disclosure during the handover of Team Nigeria to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) by the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports.

She, however, noted that defending her title would not be an easy task.

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“Only the current NTF President, Mrs. Margaret Binga, successfully defended her African title back-to-back in 1999 and 2003. No other Nigerian, male or female, has done so, showing you how difficult it is to retain the title.

“However, I am very motivated and ambitious to replicate this historic feat.”

Otuadinma beat an Egyptian athlete in the 2015 edition in the golden point round to clinch the ticket and will once again have fighters from powerhouses like Egypt, Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire standing between her and her ambitions to retain the title.


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