Nigeria Tokyo 2020 Olympic team (taekwondo team) lose again in the ongoing Olympic games. Recently, they lost in the badminton team against the host nation Japan. Elizabeth Ayanacho, who is the representative for Nigeria, has come out to comment on her loss.
Nigeria Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Lose in Taekwondo
Elizabeth Ayanacho lamented her ouster from the taekwondo event at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, saying it will be a difficult few weeks and months ahead of her. She said competing in the women’s -67kg was a privilege for her, and losing now makes her feel bad. Ayanacho lost 12-7 to double Olympic medalist and former world champion Nur Tartar of Turkey.
Reacting to the defeat, she also pointed out what she learnt in the competition that will help her development in the sport. According to her, she said: “I lost to Turkey 7 – 12. Turkey then lost in golden point to the USA after a 1 – 1 draw. This means I am totally out of fighting for a podium place at the Tokyo Olympics.”
“I have cried, and I still feel hurt because I wanted to spring a good surprise, despite being four years early to my original Paris 2024 Olympics.” “It has been quite a journey. Truly, a long and challenging journey with a rollercoaster of emotions.”
“It will be a difficult few weeks and months ahead of me because I will keep replaying today in my head and trying to replay all I could have done. But it is OK because the lessons will help my development. “I thank you for your constant love, encouragement and support. You are the best ever.”
She, however, believes that team Nigeria will rise as she encouraged other Nigerian team members still participating in one game or the other, saying they will rise even higher.