By Tony Ubani reporting from London
Nigeria’s female boxer, Edith Ogoke has revealed that the pressure put on her to win and advance to medal zone of the middleweight category of the women boxing event became unbearable.

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

Ogoke was the ‘last man’ standing in the Nigeria boxing team to the London 2012 Olympics, but she failed to go beyond the quarter-final after having the misfortune of being pair with the world rated number two boxer, Nadezda Torlopova of Russia who outpointed Ogoke with an overwhelming 18-8 points margin.

“Pressure was too much on me.  If I switched on my phone or switch off the callings kept coming,” said the boxer.

She stated that she has learned valauble lessons from the London 2012 Olympics and they will come handy at the 2016 Games in Rio, Brazil.

“It was a very good exposure and I’ve gain some experience. At the next Olympics I will do my best to be in the medal zone.”


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