Eight months pregnant athlete clinches Taekwondo gold medal
April 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
Compression ratio: 52.3%. 1 min read.
A heavily pregnant athlete has clinched a gold medal at the ongoing National Sports Festival, securing gold in the multi-sport event, which happens every two years in southern Nigeria.
(CNN)A heavily pregnant Nigerian athlete has clinched a gold medal at the ongoing National Sports Festival, securing gold in the multi-sport event, which happens every two years in the country.
Aminat Idrees, 26, who is eight months pregnant, won in the Mixed Poomsae category in Taekwondo, organizers said Monday, describing her achievements as "inspiring. "
Idrees, who could be seen in a footage shared on Twitter demonstrating different combat techniques, also picked up other medals in a non-combat simulated category of Taekwondo known as Poomsae.
Idrees told CNN Wednesday that she feels elated by her accomplishment at the event which took place in Edo State.
Idrees said many of her critics are unaware of the various forms of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo has two branches: the combat sport and Poomsae -- which is a form of exercise. . . just displaying the hand and leg techniques in Taekwondo.
I participated in Poomsae event," she told CNN.
My doctor, as well as the organizing body of the games certified me fit to participate in the non-contact sport," the expectant mother added.
In a statement sent to CNN Wednesday afternoon, the chairman of the organizing committee of this year's National Sports Festival, Philip Shaibu, said Idrees was allowed to participate in the games after medical examination.
She had also been training for months prior to her participation in the tournament," Shaibu said.