Taekwondo: NSCDC retains title KOREAN AMBASSADOR’S CUP
The NIGERIAN SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENSE CORPS (NSCDC) has retained its title at the 8th edition of the KOREAN AMBASSADOR’S CUP.
NSCDC won the championships with eight medals ; three gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze; followed by Q-MADI club of Lagos who won 3 medals ; 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze; while NIGER REPUBLIC came in third position with two medals ; one gold, one bronze.
African Champion, UZOAMAKA OTUADINMA, of the NSCDC won the gold in the female +67kg category while CHINAZUM NWOSU, dominated in the female 57kg category with a performance that earned her the Most Valuable Player Award (FEMALE)of the tournament. Other winners in the female category were Plateau state IFEOMA DENNIS who won a gold in the female -67kg and Kano’s SEKINAT ADEBAYO who won a gold in the female -49kg.
In the male categories, Commonwealth gold medallist, SHOLA OLOWOOKERE clinched the gold in the male 68kg while 2011 African Bronze medallist, SUNDAY ONOFE, won the gold in the Male 80kg category.
NIGER REPUBLIC’S DJIBO KADRI won the Most Valuable Player Award (MALE) of the tournament.
The two day tournament held at the NATIONAL STADIUM ABUJA was sponsored by the embassy of the REPUBLIC OF KOREA had in attendance a total of 165 athletes from two countries, 19 Nigerian states, 2 Universities, 7 clubs, and the paramilitary.