Nigerian’s Chika Chukwumerije yesterday,crashed out of the Teakwood event, losing 0-1 to Cuba’s Despaigne Robelis. It was a Men’s +80kg class preliminary round of the London Olympics, ending this weekend.
After both fighters failed to record any point in the first two sets, the Cuban got the big break in decider, with a superb kick that landed of the Team Nigeria captain.
His defeat summed up Nigeria’s poorest outing at the Olympics in London.
It will be recalled that four years ago, Chukwumerije won bronze in the same class but couldn’t hold his own in London as Despaigne, who is four years younger, showed his class.