By Tony Ubani reporting form London

Captain of Team Nigeria, Chika Chukwumerije and Isa Mohammed carrying the cross in the Taekwondo event of the London Olympics have been drawn to fight a Cuban and Jordanian respectively.

Chukwumerije, a bronze medalist in Beijing Olympics would open his accounts on August 11 against the fourth seeded Cuban, who is the 2011 World University Championship champion while Isa will fight on August 9.

The two fighters have been slugging it out day and night preparing for the D’ day.

President of Taekwondo Federation of Nigeria, Dr Jonathan Nnaji who visited the Village yesterday said that the athletes were doing well but warned that people should not put them under immense pressure.

‘’They are ok and battle-ready. We don’t want people to put unnecessary pressure on them. They know what is at stake and they will do their best for the country”, Nnaji said.

Medal Table

Gold        Silver    Bronze       Total

1 China                        34            20           17                71

2 United States          30            16           20                66

3 Great Britain            22            13           12                47

4 South Korea            12            5             6                  23

5 Russia                      8              17           19                44

6 France                      8              9             11                28

7 Italy                          7              6             4                  17

8 Kazakhstan             6              0             1                  7

9 Germany                  5              14           7                  26

10 Netherlands          5              3             6                  14

11 Hungary                4              2             3                  9

 

 

 

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