Edith Okoye Eliminated From The Olympics
Nigeria female pugilist Edith Okoye may have lost out controversially in the quarters at the on boxing event of the on going olympics games in London but are head was held high by the boxer she lost to in controversial circumstances. Below is the statement released by the image maker of the Nigeria olympic committee(NOC).
By Tony Ubani in London
Edith Ogoke may have lost her quarter-final boxing event here but the Nigerian pugilist has been receiving plaudits even from her conqueror, Russian Nadezda Torlopova who hailed her as a force to be reckoned with in the squared ropes.
Ogoke was so good that the crowd jeered the disparity in the scores that gave the fight to the Russian. The fight ended 18-8 but most of the fans queried the scoring system which was not in tandem with punches that hit target from Edith.
Many other countries too had contested results but that of Nigeria drew so much condemnation from everywhere.
President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr Sani M. Ndanusa who watched the fight with Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, Chef de Mission to Team Nigeria, Dr Patrick Ekeji were equally shocked at the final judgment.
Edith Ogoke felt elated when the Russian acknowledged that the Nigerian gave her a fight to remember and prophesied that she would go places in boxing.