Elizabeth Anyanacho, Nigeria’s 22-year-old Taekwondo athlete, who is heading for this year’s Tokyo Olympics, on Sunday, defeated Denmark’s Andersen Jesmin in the finals of the female -67kg World Taekwondo G-2 Beirut Open to win the gold.
Anyanacho had earlier overcome Uzbekistan’s Alijonova Gulsanam 22 – 16, in a very tough semi-finals match to get to the finals.
“I am happy to improve everyday. I learnt a lot out of myself in the ring, as I kept trying new things and a different attitude.
“I learnt even more from my more experienced opponents. I had to give everything, so, I thank them for helping me develop even more.
“My performance at this event increased my confidence ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. It is a very difficult challenge but we will keep pushing towards the target,” Anyanacho said.