Taekwondo: Abdulrahman wins men’s heavyweight gold

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Sadiq Abdulrahman of Plateau on Sunday won the men’s heavyweight gold medal at the Nigeria Taekwondo Open Championship in Abuja, beating Nigerian Army’s Benjamin Okuoimose in the final.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the championship, which is in its inaugural edition, began on Saturday at the National Stadium and is expected to end on Monday.

Abdulrahman, a bronze medalist at the just-concluded Korean Ambassador’s Cup, while sweeping through the +87 kg competition overcame FCT’s Kenneth Ogbu in a nervy semi-final which he won 16-15.

He now faced another tough opponent in Okuoimose in the final, but was quicker and more accurate with his kicks, racing to a 3-1 lead in the first round.

Okuoimose came out strongly in the second round, but Abdulrahman seemed to easily anticipate his attacks and made him pay, picking him off as he rushed in to…

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