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Nigeria, 35 others to compete for Taekwondo qualifiers

World Taekwondo (WT) Africa has confirmed Nigeria and 35 others for the continental Olympic Qualification Tournament schedule to hold on February 20 to 23 in Rabat, Morocco.

According to WT Africa, 105 athletes from 36 countries will compete in the eight Olympic weight categories: male -58kg, -68kg, -80kg and +80kg, female -49kg, -57kg, -67kg and +67kg.

WT rules for the Olympics allows countries to contest in only four categories for the continental qualifications, while countries like Cote D’Ivoire and Niger Republic who qualified through world ranking cannot present athletes in the already qualified categories.

Nigeria will be represented by African Champion: 25-year-old Chinazum Nwosu, African Bronze medalist’s 24-year-old Benjamin Okuomose and 20-year-old Elizabeth Anyanacho and Nigeria Open gold medalist 21-year-old Ifeoluwa Ajayi.

Also, former President of former President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Jonathan Nnaji has been named as part of the Competition Supervisory Board to oversee the qualifiers.

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