National female Champion, Ujunwa Nwankwo said she is training hard for the 2019 All African Games in Morocco. The Anambra born karateka told www.aclsports.com that 2018 remains one of her best year in Karate.
She said, “The All African Games is one of the main competitions I have this year so I have decide to apply my 3 D’s namely; determination, dedication and discipline. They have always granted me success in every of my outing and I also give maximum concentration during training”.
“Well, 2018 was one of the best years I did well in karate. In terms of performance and experience, I did well but from the outcome I think I still have a lot of work to do”, she added.
Nwankwo revealed that she had passion for martial arts from childhood.
Speaking on the challenges faced as a champion, she said, “It is not something to write home about because I have to put the same energy and effort I put in my academic to balance myself. I also had to go other states and clubs to train. You know when champions meet, that is where hard work shows and pays off.
The 300 level student of sociology at the University of Port Harcourt told www.aclsports.com that she intends attending World Karate Premier Leagues and other points gathering championships.
She further said, “In the World Karate Federation calendar, we have a lot of premier leagues events and other series competition, by the grace of God I have conceptualized my mind on going at least 2 of them.
“For me to achieve all this I have to give extra time of my training both physical, mental and other wise”, she said