By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nigerian female judoka, Enku Ewa Ekuta has followed her mother’s footsteps by qualifying for Tokyo 2020 Olympics which will hold later in 2021.
The University of Port Harcourt undergraduate accumulated 620 points in the newly released rankings from the African Judo Union.
Enku, ranked third in Africa and 60th in the world, will be Nigeria’s sole representative in Judo as she will compete in the female -63kg.
Her road to Tokyo Olympics has culminated in 5 ( 1 Gold, 1 Silver, and 3 Bronze) podium finish in five different continental events, most recently winning bronze in her debut senior championships appearance in Madagascar 2020.
Enku’s mother, Catherine Ewa Ekuta competed in the women’s lightweight category. She picked up a gold and two bronze medals each in the 57-kg division at the All-Africa Games (1999 (Bronze), 2003 (Gold), and 2007 (Bronze)). The Gold medal was in 2003 All-Africa Games (Coja) Nigeria, in 57 kg.
She also qualified and represented her nation, Nigeria at the
2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
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