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.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: Call Willie - +2348098788999