Nigeria has won bronze medal at the 41st African Seniors Championships held in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Nigeria’s only representative at the championships, Enku Ekuta, defeated Billet Sandrine of Cape Verde with an ippon to win bronze in the 63kg women on Friday, December 18.
Ekuta, who is sponsored by Accugas, a Savannah Energy Company, qualified for the semifinal after defeating Damiella Nomenjanahary of Madagascar with an ippon. Ekuta lost the semifinal bout to Amina Belkadi of Algeria.
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The African Seniors Championships is one of the key judo events on the International Judo Federation (IJF) calendar aimed at enabling eligible judokas to gain points leading to qualification for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.
The bronze medal has now added 350 IJF world ranking points to Ekuta’s points tally, and further enhances her chances of securing enough points to qualify for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.
Source: Complete Sports