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Nigerian will win taekwondo gold at 2012 Olympics – Fouly

He says Nigeria is one of the countries in the continent that possesses the resources of posting excellent results in the sport at international stage;…

He says Nigeria is one of the countries in the continent that possesses the resources of posting excellent results in the sport at international stage; adding that Africa is proud to have Nigeria as one of the 44 countries that have won medals in the sport at the world arena.

Fouly, who was in Abuja to attend the 13th congress of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), told reporters in an interview that he was impressed with the rising profile of Nigerian taekwondoists at international competitions and look forward to crowning it with a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

He particularly paid tribute to Nigeria’s Chika Chukwumerije, who won silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games, saying if he maintains the tempo, he would rule the world of taekwondo in a near future.

Speaking further, Fouly said the African Taekwondo Union under his leadership will assist Nigeria through developmental programmes to enable her reach the peak in global taekwondo.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation says it has started preparations for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, with the selection of players that will soon go to camp for intense training ahead of the maiden Youth Olympics.

President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Chief Jonathan Nnaji, who disclosed this in Abuja, said Nigeria is not leaving any stone unturned in her bid to post better result at the global sports show neat year.