The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Monday emerged as the winners of the 2017 Nigeria Taekwondo Open in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Cameroon, Niger Republic, as well as 20 Nigerian states, four universities, six private clubs, two military and two para-military teams took part in the championships.
NSCDC topped the table with four gold and one silver, while Niger Republic came second with three gold and one.
But the Nigeriens won the Best Team of the Tournament award for winning four medals with six athletes ahead of NSCDC, who won five medals with 17 athletes.
The third position went to Q-Madi Taekwondo Club of Lagos, who clinched two gold and one silver. Team Abia won one gold, one silver and three bronze to place fourth.
In the -58kg feeder weight, a new discovery, Charles Okon, representing Kebbi, won gold to place his state sixth on the table after beating Q-Madi’s Abdulfathi Sanusi in the final.
For +87kg weight male category, Sadiq Abdulrahman from Plateau got gold after defeating Benjamin Okuoimose of the Nigerian Army.
In the -80kg heavyweight male category, Djibo Kadri of Niger Republic won the gold by beating Oyo State’s Nzelu Chukwudi by a golden point in extra time after they ended 8-8 at the end of the final round.
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