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Nigeria’s Anyanacho is first female athlete to qualify for Paris 2024



Elizabeth Anyanacho, Nigeria’s Taekwondo athlete, has qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics, making her the first female athlete to qualify for the sports according to details gathered by DDM.

The Germany based Nigerian made history by also becoming the first female athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games back to back.

The 2019 African Games bronze medalist defeated Jully Musangi (Kenya) in the two rounds of the -67kg at the 2024 African Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament in Dakar, Senegal.

Reacting to her qualification, the President of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Abdullahi Saidu praised Elizabeth Anyanacho for securing the country’s sole ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympics in France.

Saidu said that Anyanacho fought like a champion on the mat adding that the experience gathered in the last three years has helped improve her fight.

“Despite other athletes missing out in the automatic qualification race for Paris 2024, Anyanacho fought like the champion and made it to the final.

“I am happy that Elizabeth Anyanacho has improved drastically; it shows that her training and sacrifices are paying off.

“She has been away after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic training in Germany; they have all the facilities to put athletes in top shape,” he said.

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