Q-MADI LEAD MEDALS’ CHASE AS CURTAIN FALLS ON NIGERIA TAEKWONDO OPEN

Renowned Taekwondo Club in Lagos, Q-Madi led the medals’ table after hostilities at the day one of ongoing Nigeria Taekwondo Open Championship (NTOC) holding in Abuja.

New Sensation, Ifeoluwa Ajayi picked gold for Q-Madi after defeating Jideofor Ikejehovah from Abia state at the pulsating -63kg category final for Male.

The first-ever B-ranked Nigeria Taekwondo Federation owned-event is taking place one week after a D-ranked Korean Ambassador’s competition ended inside package of Abuja National stadium.

In the -58kg feeder weight, another new discovery, Charles Okon representing Kebbi won gold to place his state second on the medals’ table after beating Q-Madi’s Abdulfathi Sanusi in the final.

For +87kg weight category, Sadiq Abdulrahman from Plateau got gold for his state, placed on same second spot on the medals’ stand after defeating Benjamin Okuoimose of Nigeria Army. Also, winners of just concluded Korean Ambassador’s championship, Team Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Oyo with gold each are boasting of one gold medal each.

However, team Bayelsa, FCT, Ogun, Rivers, Ebonyi, ABU Zaria and Fortess club have all registered their presence on the medals’ log.

Meanwhile, a lot of medals’ prospects will be fighting on Monday, the final day of the maiden NTOC event.

NSCDC’s Uzoamaka Otuadinma and her compatriots, Chiamaka Onumonu, Pamela Orji as well as Amarachukwu Umeadi are ready for battle in the +73kg heavyweight category while medals suspects, Peter Itiku of FCT, best male athlete at Korean tournament Djibo Kadri from faraway Niger Republic, Touembou Silvere from Cameroon  are some of the Athletes expected to be at various courts.

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barr Solomon Dalung and other Sporting dignitaries are among those expected at a colourful closing ceremony of the competition happening at the Nation’s capital.

No fewer than 180 Athletes are squaring it up against each other.