Lagos (Nigeria): Nigeria`s taekwondo athletes will win medals at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, Professional Taekwondo Coaches Association of Nigeria (PTCAN) president Ferguson Oluigbo has said.
Oluigbo told reporters here Sunday that the country`s profile in the sport has soared following the election of one of its top officials into the international board.
He said the election of George Ashiru, president of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), was a reflection of the trust the board had for his leadership qualities.
Ashiru was also recently elected as the vice-president of the Commonwealth Taekwondo Union (CTU).
The elections took place July 12 at the third Annual General Meeting of the CTU in Mexico.
Oluigbo added that the development would usher in new ideas and techniques, in terms of training fighters to attain peak performance to enable them to excel at international competitions.
The president said he was optimistic that taekwondo would be one of the sports that would make the country proud at the 2016 Olympics.