Elizabeth Emerge 1st Taekwondo Female To Qualify For Olympics Since 2004
By Niyi Busari
Elizabeth Anyanacho has defeated former African Champion, Gabon’s Urgence Mouega 12-5 to pick 2020 Olympics ticket billed for Tokyo, BSNSports.com.ng can report.
Elizabeth became the first Taekwondo female to qualify for the Olympics since Athens 2004 Olympics, and second ever Nigeria Taekwondo female practitioner after Princess Dudu who qualifyied for the Olympics in 2004.
Benjamin narrowly lost 16-19 to Olympic Silver Medalist and former World Champion, Gabon’s Anthony Obame.
Speaking after losing to the Gabonese, he said:
“My heart was broken. He was leading all the way until 12 secs to end of match. The lad did well. Sometimes, one cannot explain the anxiety and pressure an athlete feels. I feel sorry for his shattered Olympics dreams, but it is okay.” He told BSN Sports
He will now has to fight for the bronze medal.
Winner of the bronze medal match will be on standby in case there is a doping violation by any of the finalists.
Two other Nigerians Chinazum and Ifeoluwa will compete today.