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The 8th Edition of the Inspector General of Police (IGP’s) Open Taekwondo Championship, has ended, with the Nigerian Army Taekwando team, winning 7 medals.

The competition was held at the Civic Centre, in Port Hacourt, capital of Rivers State, from 24 to 28 July, 2019.

The championship, which drew participants from the 36 States of the Federation, as well as various Taekwondo Clubs across the country, also attracted international athletes from some West African countries.

About 250 Taekwondoists competed for honours and glory at the championship.

The Army’s Taekwondo team, made up of 12 athletes comprising 8 male and 4 female, featured in the exciting tourney.

At the end of the 4-day sporting extravaganza, the Army’s Taekwondo team carted away 4 Gold and 3 Bronze Medals.

The 7 medalists for the Army Taekwando team include Cpl ThankGod Abah (M) +87kg, Cpl Awoyele Olakunle (M) -74kg, Pte Alexander Daniel (M) -58kg, and Pte James Enomfom (F) -53kg, who all clinched gold medals.

While, LCpl Olanrewaju Abdulakeem(M) – 63kg, Pte Albert Walshak ( F) +73kg, and Pte, Abdulsalam Enebe (M) -58kg, all won bronze.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has congratulated the team on their feats, while urging them to do more so as to win more laurels for the Army and the nation in future international contests.

Acting Director Army Public Relations
28 July 2019