Elizabeth Anyanacho is Nigeria's first Nigerian woman in 16 years to qualify for the Olympics. Photo Credit: Nigeria Taekwondo Federation

Nigeria’s 2nd ever Female Taekwondoist to qualify for the Olympics, Elizabeth Anyanacho, is seeking support in her quest to make the podium at the Tokyo Olympics, which is billed to hold this summer.

Here is a message and video from three-time Olympian and Nigeria’s only Olympic Medallist in Taekwondo, Chika Chukwumerije, calling on Nigerians to assist Anyanacho, who is the country’s sole representative in the Taekwondo event at this year’s Olympics:

Dear Nigerian,

Support Olympic Podium Quest for Nigeria’s 2nd Female Taekwondoist to qualify for the Olympics.

With your support [N5, 000 or more to GT BANK | 0567472923 | NAIRA Account | Elizabeth Anyanacho], Elizabeth Anyanacho will be on the podium.

There is no solidarity as strong or resilient as ‘We the People’.

Yes, “We the People” can make Elizabeth’s Olympic Podium Dream a reality.

We dare to dream that a ‘nobody’, with just talents and lots of hard work, will succeed.

Elizabeth Anyanacho’s inspirational story is the story of so many young Nigerians.

Despite the odds, ‘We the People’ can make the difference.

Let’s dare to dream. Don’t just applaud. Support!

Yemi Galadima is a Senior Sportswriter and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games, Olympics and World Athletics Championships. She also freelances for World Athletics.


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