Taekwondo:Chukwumerije Gets Federation's Support


The injured Beijing Olympic Games bronze medalist, Chika Chukwumerije, has been assured of adequate medical treatment to enhance his quick recovery from the knee injury. He sustained the injury when he represented the country at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) organised 2012 London Olympic Games qualifiers held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

This revelation was made by the president of Taekwondo Federation of Nigeria, TFN, Chief Jonathan Nnaji, on Rythm FM at the weekend.

Nnaji said the federation will make sure the National Sports Commission, NSC, bankrolls all the medical bills that might arise in the course of bringing the 2007 All Africa Games gold medalist back on his feet.

In his words: “We are making moves to make sure Chukwumerije gets the required medical treatment and he will not have to pay a dime of the bills incurred as we are in talks with the NSC to finance the medical bills.

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A knee injury forced Chukwumerije to withdraw from a quarterfinal bout against Greece’s Alexandros Nikoladis at 2012 London Olympic Games qualifiers held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Chukwumerije still has a chance to participate at the 2012 Olympics, courtesy of the African qualifiers, which will hold in Egypt in January.

—Bamidele Olowosagba

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