NOC congratulates Taekwonist Anyanacho, Saidu for Olympic Games ' slot - oguncitynews


Wednesday 21 February 2024

NOC congratulates Taekwonist Anyanacho, Saidu for Olympic Games ' slot


By Yusuf Olatunji 

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has hailed the president, the Taekwondo Federation of Nigeria (TFN), Abdullahi Saidu and Taekwondoist,  Elizabeth Anyanacho,  24, for her qualification for the Olympic Games 

The Taekwondoist,  competing in the 67 kg weight class had dispatched Kenyan Jully Musanga in two rounds at an African/Olympic qualifier in Dakar, Senegal this year. 


For Anyanacho, Oly,  this would make it a  back-to-back appearance at the global showpiece.

She was at the Tokyo 2020 Games,  where appeared as a bronze medalist from the Morocco African Games in 2019.

''Anyanacho will be attending the Paris Games later this year as a more mature Lady.  She is good to go, '' whipped, Saidu, President of TFN. 

''We are more confident in her abilities now than ever before.  Lizzy is in good spirits,  taking easy with a buildup training here in Abuja and eagerly waiting to take part in the African Games to be held in Accra,  Ghana.''

A statement issued on behalf of Engr.  Gumel, President NOC,  the Public Relations Officer of the Committee said:  

''We in the Olympic Movement are proud to be associated with such a rising star,  ago is committed to raising the flag of the Nation in Paris,' noted the lone Nigerian IOC member.

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