A Lagos State Taekwondo athlete and 300 level student of Chemistry Education of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Shola Olowookere has emerged the overall winner of the just concluded Lagos international Taekwondo classics.
Olowookere, who defeated his counterpart from Ghana at the finals of the competition, said the conduct of the competition was of international standards and was an exposure to the abilities of athletes from other climes.
The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Sports, Mr. Deji Tinubu who spoke during the competition, said the State government will continue to use the opportunity of the Lagos International Taekwondo Classics to expose indigent athletes to the standards of the sporting activity on the global scene.
He said that the competition provided a platform for both experienced and up-coming Taekwondo athletes in Nigeria, to compete against their peers in other countries.
Tinubu advised participating athletes to continue to show interest in similar competitions, stressing that the athletes could leverage on the various opportunities made available by the State government to launch themselves to the international scene by showcasing their various talents.
He said that apart from discovering and nurturing young talents in football, the State Government is also extending the opportunity of discovering talented Lagosians in other sporting activities including Taekwondo, which he added is in line with its (the government) resolve to grow the economy and empower the youth through several means.