Taekwondo, Nigeria Female Para athlete reflects on July ranking


Nigeria Para Taekwondo athlete, Faith Bazuaye Para k44 female U58 KG remains untouched at the WTF World Para-Taekwondo Ranking July 2016.

It will be recalled that Bazuaye placed 6th position in the June ranking.

She won a gold medal at the African Championships in Port Said in Egypt.

The Nigeria team, participated in its first international Para-taekwondo event, coming fourth with one gold medal and one bronze.

The first-ever edition of the event took place on May 22, attracting 29 athletes from 11 countries.

Bazuaye with a total of 40 point came sixth while Ramazanova Ayshat (Russia) came 1st, Gjessing Lisa (Denmark) 2nd,  Beliaeva Elena (Russia) 3rd, Salimgereeva Mariyam (Russia) 4th and Bhandari Sita (Nepal) 5th.

The Africa champion performance was unbelievable with practically zero Taekwondo experience.

The Africa Championship was her second championship and the second fight she has ever participated in, and first outside Nigeria.

She won her one and only opponent from Afghanistan by shear doggedness and got gold for herself and Nigeria.


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