A 300 level student of University of Lagos, Shola Olowookere, has emerged the overall winner of the just concluded Lagos International Taekwondo Classics.
Olowookere, who defeated his counterpart from Ghana in the finals of the competition over the weekend at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, said the conduct of the competition was of international standard and an exposure to the abilities of athletes from other climes.
The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Sports, Deji Tinubu, who spoke during the final events of 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 at the global scene.
Tinubu said the competition provided a platform for both experienced and upcoming taekwondo athletes in Nigeria to compete against their peers in other countries.
Tinubu advised the 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.
Tinubu added that apart from the discovering and nurturing of young talents in football, the state government is also extending the opportunity of discovering young talented Lagosians in other sporting activities, including taekwondo.