Tuesday, June 27, 2017 1:57 pm
Chinazum Nwosu failed to hold her own on Tuesday, crashing out in the Round of 16 of her event at the 2017 WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, South Korea.
Nwosu, who is ranked 46 by the World Taekwondo, the sport’s world body, lost 1-19 to the number three-ranked Tatiana Kudashova of Russia in the women’s -53 kg category.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 22-year-old had earlier in the day advanced from the Round of 64 after her opponent, Mary Maina of Kenya, was disqualified.
She went on to beat the number 41-ranked Awa Ouattara of Cote D’Ivoire 4-3 in the Round of 32, before losing to Kudashova.
It was however not the same story for teammate Isah Adamu who went past Tyler Miyagishima of the U.S. in the Round of 64, only to fall in the next round.
Adamu, who fought in the men’s -58kg, lost 6-19 to Stepan Dimitrov of Moldova in the Round of 32.
Uzoamaka Otuadinma was equally not lucky, after beating Carlote Munave of Swaziland 23-3 in the women’s +73 category Round of 64.
She lost 10-26 to An Saebom of South Korea in the Round of 32.
NAN reports that the championships will come to an end on Friday.(NAN)