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Lagos Sports Commission Concludes 3-day Wushu Kungfu Inter-Club Championship For 2021

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Leshi Adebayo

 

 

The Lagos State Wushu Kungfu Association in collaboration with the Lagos State Sports Commission, has concluded the 3-day Wushu Kungfu Inter-Club Championship for 2021 across the Lagos State.

Responding to questions at the event which held at Rowe Park at Yaba, the Secretary to Lagos State Wushu Kung Fu Association, Mrs Funmilola Adetuyi said, “the championship that kicked off on the 19th of November, 2021 with the registration of clubs and weigh-in of athletes comprises of Talou and Sanshou event.”

She further noted that “A total number of 10 clubs participated in this year’s edition. A total of 60 athletes registered for the championship.”

Amongst the clubs that registered for the event are; Jac GV Martial Art, Crown Martial Art Academy, Positive Force Martial Art and Fitness, Creblife Martial Arts Academy and Chi Kungfu Academy.

Also registered are Golden Martial Arts Club, Ejim Martial Art Club, Master Lee Martial Art Academy, Harmony Martial Art Club and Nigeria Police Force.

Out of the 10 clubs that participated in the championship, BlackBox Nigeria gathered that 3 clubs topped the table namely; Ejim Martial Arts Academy winning 10 medals to take the 1st position; Jac GV Martial Art International with 6 medals came 2nd, while the Nigeria Police Force club won 4 medals and came 3rd position.

Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Wushu Kung Fu Association, Mr Kamaldeen Oyebo said, the objective of the championship, “is geared towards development of Wushu Kungfu Sports among the Clubs in Lagos State which is in line with the Lagos State Sports Commission’s vision to promote sports;

“To prepare and evaluate athletes performance toward the next National Sports Festival; To build more interrelationship among the clubs and for Self defence.”

Invited special guests of honour at the championship were, the Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Mr Sola Aiyepeku; Director-General of LSSC, Mr Oluwatoyin Gafar; Hon. Muibi Slade Folayiwola; Hon. Bolaji Olugbenga.

While the royal father of the day was the Grand Patron of the Association, Oba Sejiro Olalekan James, Okiki Arolagbade, Aholu of Kweme Kingdom.

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