Nigeria win five medals at African Sambo Championships


Nigeria made their presence count at the 18th African Sambo Championships in Egypt, with five medals to show for their efforts at the three-day championships held at the Cairo International Stadium

The country’s three athletes at the championship claimed one goal, two silver and two bronze medals.

The athletes who were medallists at the last African Games in Ghana, where Sambo debuted as one of the demonstration sports, showed class against their counterparts from 21 other African countries with Charity Jatau claiming the only gold medal for Nigeria in the women’s 59kg.

Jatau, an African Games gold medallist, was not intimidated by the home crowd in the final against Egypt’s Ragar Alaa as she floored her opponent 5-2 to claim Nigeria’s first gold and medal at the continental championships.

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