2 female boxers receive commendation in Edo

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Benin – The two Edo-born female boxers, Edith Ogoke and Oluwatoyin Aladeji, have been commended for their performances at the just-concluded African Boxing Championship in Yaounde, Cameroon.

A Commissioner in the Edo State Oil and Gas Development Area Commission (EDSOGPADEC), Mr  Wellington Okoh, gave the commendation on Monday in Benin.

Ogoke, who fought in the 75 kilogramme category, won a gold medal, while Aladeji who featured in the 51 kilogramme category won a bronze.

Elena Vystropova (L) of Azerbaijan defends against Edith Ogoke (R) of Nigeria during the women's Middleweight (75kg) boxing  round of 16 of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 5, 2012 in London.   AFP PHOTO

Elena Vystropova (L) of Azerbaijan defends against Edith Ogoke (R) of Nigeria during the women’s Middleweight (75kg) boxing round of 16 of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 5, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO

Okoh said that the boxers had brought honour to the state by their exceptional performances at the championship.

He said the state was proud of them and described them as worthy ambassadors of Edo, pointing out that if adequately encouraged, they would perform better in future engagements.

He urged the boxers to continue training towards improving their skills as the Edo people expected them to win more medals at other international competitions.

The sports enthusiast later gave the female boxers some cash rewards. (NAN)

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