A total of 796 athletes from 136 countries consisting of 484 Men and 312 Women will battle for honours from 28th August to 3rd September 2017 in Budapest.
Winifred’s (-70kg female) entry into the Judo Championship makes it her second international appearance in less than Seven months.
In a telephone conversation with ACLSports.com, the Kaduna based martial arts athlete expressed delight over news of her flying the colours of the country.
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“I’m forever grateful to the Nigeria Judo Federation under Prince Timothy Nsirim for giving me the opportunity to represent Nigeria in Budapest”.
“The lessons learnt at the Africa Wrestling Championship is still fresh in my memory. I’ll have to double my effort when I eventually appear on the mat in Budapest” the Nigeria Army Judoka said.
Gofit won a gold medal at the 2017 African Wrestling championship in Marrakech, Morocco
Morocco parades the highest number of athletes from Africa, with a total of 12 Judokas consisting of 7 male and 5 female, followed closely by another North Africa country; Algeria with 5 male and 5 FEMALE while Egypt is presenting 9 male Judokas.
Other African countries entries are; Angola (2 male and 2 female), Benin Republic (3 male and 1 female), Burkina Faso (1 male), Cameroon (2 male and 5 female), Cape Verde (2 female), Chad (2 male and 1 female), Djibouti (2 male and 1 female), DR Congo (2 male), Egypt (9 male), Gabon (2 male), Gambia (1 male), Ghana (4 male), Guinea (1 male and 1 female), Guinea-Bissau (1 male 1 female).
Ivory Coast (2 male and 2 female), Libya (2 male), Madagascar (1 male 1 female), Malawi (1 male), Mauritius (1 female), Mozambique (5 male and 1 female), Niger (2 male), Papua New Guinea (2 male), Rwanda (1 male), Senegal (4 male and 3 female), Seychelles (2 male), Sierra Leone (2 male and 1 female), South Africa (3 male), Swaziland (1 male), Togo (2 male 1 female), Tunisia (2 male), Uganda) 2 male and 1 female) and Zambia (3 male and 1 female) are not left out of the show at the World Judo Championship.