Elegbeleye extols Chukwumerije for gold win at international taekwondo championship
The Director General, Nigeria Sports Commission, Gbenga Elegbeleye has applauded Perez Uche Chukwumerije for making Nigeria proud by winning gold medal at the Belgium Open International Taekwondo Championship, a class ‘A’ tournament held in Belgium.
Elegbeleye expressed fulfillment at the achievement yesterday in Abuja when the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) led by its President, George Ashiru visited his office to present the gold medal won by the athlete. To him
Elated that the gold medal will likely place the athlete among the top 30 in the next International Taekwondo rankings, Elegbeleye said “to have our athletes amongst the top in world ranking is laudable and brilliant”.
He challenged the association to win more laurels to encourage Nigerians to celebrate them.
The Director General also commended the government and people of Korea for their support in encouraging sports development in Nigeria, particularly taekwondo.
Elegbeleye particularly appreciated the Korean government for providing the NTF with a coach at a minimal cost.
In hi remark, NTF President George Ashiru noted that the achievement will further pave way for Nigeria to be in the next Olympic Games.