Santos Akhilele misplaced to his Guatemalan opponent on Monday to sign up for two different Nigerians on the sidelines of the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships (WTC) keeping in Muju, South Korea.
combating within the males’s -sixty eight kg class of the championships, Akhilele lost 14-16 to Andres Zelaya of Guatemala in a round of sixty four bout.
previous in the day, in a round of 128 bout, Akhilele had overwhelmed Phouthasone Thammavong of Lao people’s Democratic Republic 22-eleven to give his team hopes.
but he failed to improve after he could now not face up to Zelaya’s onslaught in a struggle which was once very shut.
His loss dimmed the Nigerian group’s possibilities of winning medals following two earlier losses by using two of their athletes.
On Sunday, within the men’s -seventy four kg category, Segun Olushola used to be disqualified in opposition to Kairat Sarymsakov of Kazakhstan in a spherical of 64 combat.
additionally, the Nigerian staff had on Saturday viewed Josephine Esuku crashing out, after dropping 6-15 to Safiye Polat of Azerbaijan within the girls’s -forty six kg class.
The Nigerian athletes will return to the mat on Tuesday when Chinazum Nwosu takes on Mary Maina of Kenya.
She will be fighting within the ladies’s -53kg round of sixty four.
additionally, Isah Adamu will face Tyler Miyagishima of the U.S. in the males’s -58kg round of sixty four.
Uzoamaka Otuadinma will full the Nigerian staff’s line-up of battles when she faces Carlote Munave of Swaziland within the girls’s +seventy three category round of sixty four.
Two other Nigerians are but to taste motion within the championships —– Samson Edwin within the men’s -63 kg category, and Paul Kolade within the men’s -80 kg class.top of form
The championships will end on Friday.