Team Nasarawa Finishes 4th At Panamai West Africa Taekwondo Championship
By Amina Mohammed, Lafia.
Team Nasarawa’s spirited efforts at the 15th edition of the Panamai (West African) and Cottage Mills Taekwondo Championship yielded three Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze medals respectively, earning them 4th overall best in the competition.
The Taekwondo competition was held from August 10th – 15th 2022 in Lagos, South-Western Nigeria.
With over fifteen States from Nigeria and five West African countries participating in the five-day championship, Team Nasarawa athletes scuttled the odds to come 4th, with the trio of Zhuo Lady Louisa(-49kg Women’s Senior Category), Mildred Monday(-52kg Junior Category) and Agada Elijah(Poomsae) scooping one Gold medal each.
Emmanuel Kasimu Ayaka won a Silver medal in the -45kg Category, while the duo of Maria Raphael (-46kg Women’s Category) and Bashir Usman(-63kg Men’s Category) won one Bronze medals separately.
Lagos State finished 1st overall best, Edo State came 2nd, while Ebonyi State came 3rd position.
Other participating States include Oyo, Kebbi, Abia, Rivers, Ogun, Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo, Oyo, Cross Rivers, and Imo. The West African countries include Togo, Ghana, Benin Republic, Ivory Coast, and the Niger Republic.
Teams partook in Cadets, Juniors, and Seniors’ events, with Team Nasarawa featuring in the Junior and Senior events.