Usulor Usulor of Anambra state and Joshua Ajuozie of Edo state won gold medals in the Judo event at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin.
Usulor Usulor defeated Angela Elechi of Delta state in the girls Judo 44kg final while Joshua Ajuozie of Edo state defeated Kehinde Sulaimon of Lagos in the boy’s Judo 42kg final.
In the bronze medal bout, Odunayo Babalola of Ondo state beat Alison Ekong of Akwa Ibom to win bronze medal after a golden score duel in the girl’s Judo 44kg while Ubongabasi Iniobong of Akwa Ibom state beat Success Useni of Borno state to win bronze medal in the boy’s Judo 42kg.
Anambra’s Joshua Ajuozie told www.aclsports.com that he is happy to win Edo state first gold medal at the Youth Games.
Ajuozie said, “I am very happy to win the first gold medal for my state. When I was about to fight with my opponent from Lagos, their supporters were intimidating us with their instrument but I remained focus when I heard the voice of my coach, I was motivated to beat him”.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank my coach and parent for supporting me when i made the decision to fight Judo. I promise to make them proud in the future” Ajuozie said.