Taekwondo: Nigeria's Olowookere Wins Bronze In Morocco
An undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Shola Olowookere is doing Nigeria proud at the ongoing African Taekwondo Championships holding in Agadir Morocco.
Despite the numerous challenges Olowookere is grappling with, the 'proud Mushin' product was able to make a podium finish in Morocco where he won a Bronze medal in the Male -68kg category
In his first international outing since winning the Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships in 2014, the 21-year old Olowookere defeated Ethiopia’s Musa Hassen 28 – 10 in the Round of 16.
Olowookere was more brutal; beating Cote D’Ivoire’s Peken Logbo 16 – 2 in the quarter-finals before losing to Niger Republic’s USA-based Ismael Yacouba 12 – 17 in the semi-finals.
The on-going African Taekwondo Championships, which began on Tuesday March 27 will run through to 30 March 2018.
In an earlier interview with Bounce Sports, Olowookere disclosed that with the right support and financial backing, he has what it takes to get Nigeria an Olympic medal.