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Eight months pregnant athlete wins Taekwondo Gold medal

WOMEN IN SPORTS By Odero Charles | April 13th 2021
Meet Aminat Idrees, the Taekwondo Champion [photo courtesy]

A heavily pregnant athlete on April 5th won a gold medal in taekwondo at Nigeria’s National Sports Festival.

The official Twitter handle of the National Sports Festival tweeted a video of Aminat Idrees competing in a non-combat Poomsae event in Benin in southern Nigeria.

According to the organizers, the 26-year-old, who is eight months pregnant, was in action alongside her partner Arowora Roqeeb.

 “An inspiring outing by heavily pregnant Aminat Idrees who won a gold medal for Lagos at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin, Edo State. Aminat Idrees who is 8 months pregnant won gold in the Mixed Poomsae category in Taekwondo,” read the caption of the video.

Medical professionals are said to have given Idrees the green light to showcase her abilities

The video has since gone viral with netizens applauding the woman for her talent.

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