Taekwondo: Nwosu gets bronze, Binga best female referee

Taekwondo: Nwosu gets bronze, Binga best female referee

African Silver Medalist, Chinazum Nwosu on Friday night won a Bronze medal at the just concluded African Taekwondo Championships in Agadir, Morocco.

In the quarter-finals, the attack-minded Chinazum defeated Rwanda’s with superiority decision after their bout ended 3-3 points in regular and extra time, before narrowly losing 11–12 points in the semi-finals to the tournament’s number one seed and world 8th ranked, Tunisia’s Ben Ali.

Meanwhile, Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) President, Margaret Elizabeth Binga has been voted yet again as the Best Female World Taekwondo International Referee at the just concluded African Taekwondo Championships.

This remarkable achievement is coming on the heels of the Binga’s Officiating Performance at the Egypt International Open which held last month, and again cements her standing as Nigeria’s number one referee, in addition to being one of the top Taekwondo referees in the world.

Binga, who is a former two-time African Champion, has been vocal about the plans of the Federation, under her leadership, to develop more International Referee in Nigeria. In addition to the national referee workshop conducted in December 2018, the NTF Calendar lists three more national referee workshops in 2018 in additional to an International Referee Workshop to be conducted at the end of 2018.

With the end of this G-4 tournament, Nigeria’s competitors will turn their eyes to gaining more experiences and medals at the G-2 ranked World Taekwondo President Cup, where other continents join Africa to compete for the top prize.

International debutant, Ifeoluwa Ajayi, and Commonwealth Champion, Isah Adamu Abubakar, will be both competing in the male -63kg category, while Chinazum Nwosu will again be competing the female -53kg category.

Commonwealth Gold Medalist, Shola Olowookere, who won a bronze at the just concluded African Taekwondo Championships, has been ruled out of the WT President Cup, due to a wrist injury sustained during his quarterfinals bout.

A total number of 538 athletes from more than 58 countries spanning across Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America are registered to participate in the WT President’s Cup Africa.

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