Army wins gold, bronze in IGP taekwando championship


A team from the 6 Division of the Nigerian have won gold and bronze at the 8th Edition of the Inspector General of Police (IGP’s) Open Taekwondo Championship, winning 7 medals.

The competition was held at the Civic Centre, in Port Harcourt, 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.