Chinazum Nwosu fought her way to gold in the Taekwondo event at the 2019 African Games, with a 26-22 points win over first seed and Moroccan star El Bouchti Oumaima.
Nwosu, who is the tournament’s number three seed, battled her way past her Moroccan opponent in style to register the Country’s first gold medal at the games.
In her earlier bouts, she defeated Ethiopia’s Gosaye Fikado 14 – 12 in the semi-finals and Kenya’s Wangari Mwangi 28 – 9 in the quarterfinals en route clinching her maiden African title.
Wednesday’s victory would compensate for her loss in the final at the last edition of the Games.
Nwosu narrowly missed out on a gold medal at the 2015 African Games, losing in the finals by golden point to Egypt.
Last year, she won a bronze at the 2018 African Taekwondo Championships losing to Tunisia’s Ben Ali.