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Nigeria Taekwondo sensation, Elizabeth Anyanacho qualifies Paris 2024 Olympics

Posted : 20 February 2024

As Nigeria's Elizabeth Anyanacho secures her ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympics, the Head of Sports, Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, Dr. Patience Anyanwu, has expressed delight over her qualification. Anyanacho created history by becoming the first female athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games back-to-back.


The 2019 African Games bronze medalist pummelling Jully Musangi (Kenya) in the two rounds of the -67 kg at the 2024 African Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament in Dakar, Senegal. Dr. Anyanwu, who is also the Chairperson of the Imo State Female Football League of the Imo State Football Association, said the FUTO community is excited about her, adding that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nnenna Oti, is doing her best to promote sports in the institution.


She revealed that Anyanacho took off with the permission of the university for the Olympic qualification training in Germany, adding that the institution is doing well in sports, where they emerged as runners-up at the South-East Universities Games.


She said, “We are very excited about the university community, all her friends, the Sports Minister, the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, sports-loving Nigerians, and the Imo Sports Commission; everybody is actually excited about that excellent result.


“It was a joyful moment from the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Mrs.) Oti, to the Dean and university athletes. Also, during the last Governor’s Cup, my school lifted the trophy, and recently we just came back from the South-East Universities Games hosted at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, where the school came in second with 7 gold, 10 silver, and 3 bronze medals.


“The current Vice-Chancellor is doing her best; she used to be an athlete, and everything sports is in her, and she loves sports. She is working on getting us a standard football pitch.


“Everybody should join hands together to make sure that Elizabeth mounts the podium. She took off with the assistance of the university to go for training. She has been in Germany, and we expect her back as soon as the Olympics are over.”


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