Nigeria’s first female Taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Olympics in the last 16 years, Elizabeth Anyanacho has defeated her opponent Medine Eroglu in the round of 16 of the ongoing Turkish tournament.

Elizabeth defeated Medine of turkey 13-0 by technical knockout after she expresses her initial fear in the game.

Her next opponent will be Iran’s Melika Valiki in the quarter finals of the tournament.

The 22-year old who only started competing in Taekwondo barely five years ago defied the odds at the Tokyo 2020 Africa qualification tournament in Rabat, Morocco last year to defeat all comers including the African champion to book a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics games.

 

Editor Paul Akhagbemhe

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