CHUKWUMERIJE Chika Yagazie

Born December 30, 1983
He is a taekwondo practitioner who came into limelight in 2003 during the qualifiers for the 2003 All-Africa Games, where he eventually won a bronze medal in the Heavyweight Male category.
Gender: Male
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Father's Name Lt. Senator Uche Chukwumerije
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St. Jude's Private School, Festac Town, Lagos State; Federal University of Technology Owerri; University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England.
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– Winner, Bronze medal, 2003 All-Africa Games, +80 kg class;
– Winner, Gold medal, 2007 All-Africa Games, +80 kg class;
– Winner, Bronze medal, 2008 Olympic Games, +80 kg class;
– Winner, Silver medal, 2011 All-Africa Games, + 80 kg class;

Chukwumerije was inducted into the World’s Taekwondo Hall of Fame in New Jersey as an “Outstanding Male African Olympic Player” in 2009. In October 2012 Nigeria hosted the first Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation international taekwondo championship to further the foundation’s mission of producing world-class taekwondo practitioners from West Africa by combating “the lack of constant exposure to world class tournaments, training camps, equipment and training methodologies”.

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