24 January 2012
The qualification of Chika Chukwumerije and Isa Mohammed Adam for the taekwondo event of the London 2012 Olympics has been hailed by the Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Choi Jong-hyun.
In a congratulatory message sent to the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Sani Ndanusa, the ambassador said that he was delighted to note that Nigeria’s training in Korea earlier this year helped the athletes to horn their skill and strengthen their mental preparedness.
The ambassador also used the opportunity to pray for the speedy recovery of Beijing Olympics bronze medallist, Chukwumerije who was injured during the African qualifiers in Cairo, Egypt, and “hope for much better news for Nigeria from taekwondo at the Olympics.”
The Nigerian duo of Chukwumerije and Adam got their revenge against the taekwondoists who stopped them from the gold of the last All Africa Games in Maputo to qualify for the Olympics.
Ndanusa who has been inundated by calls and congratulatory messages from well meaning Nigerians said that they were optimistic that taekwondo and other sports would make Team Nigeria proud at the London Games.
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