Niger’s Issoufou Alfaga Abdoulrazak, Olympic Vice champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, recently won the final of the +87 kg category at the world taekwondo championships in Munju, South Korea, after beating Britain’s Mahama Cho. He had earlier outsmarted the star of African taekwondo, Gabon’s Anthony Aubame, in the semi-final. Issoufou Alfaga Abdoulrazak had already made Olympic history in Rio 2016, when he became the second athlete from Niger to win an Olympic Games medal after boxer Issaka Dabore’s bronze in 1972, in Munich. Prior to the world championships, he had won the Australia Open on 4 June 2017 in Innsbruck, beating Argentina’s Sio Martin.
Abuja, 2 August 2017: the International Olympic Committee has officially approved the idea of making the African Youth Games a qualifying event for for the 2018 summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. In a correspondence dated 26 July 2017, IOC President, Thomas Bach, notified ANOCA of the body’s decision. According to the IOC, the… Read More »