This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: Nwogu Calls for More Taekwondo Action

Winner of the just-concluded Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation International Taekwondo Championship in the girls 10-11 year's category, Sophia Nwogo Chigozie, has called for more taekwondo action in the country.

Speaking after sending all other contenders to the cleaners to win the title, the 11-year-old pupil of Eaglets International School, Owerri, Imo State, thanked Chika Chukwumerije for organising such championship which was the first of its kind in the country and pleaded with other well-meaning Nigerians to emulate the Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medallist by organising similar competitions for Nigerian youths.

Despite competing with injury to win her fourth taekwondo title, Nwogo hinted that her exploits in the game had just begun having drawn inspiration from her parents, Inspector Peter Obi Chigozie and Chinasa Obi Chigozie, both of the Nigeria police who are also taekwondo practitioners.

Little Nwogo believes that more Chika Chukwumerijes could still be discovered in Nigeria taekwondo scene with more competitions just like the just-concluded tournament.

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