eam Lagos Taekwondo Poomsae 2020 National Edo Sports Festival gold medalist Aminat Idrees defeats Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala to win ‘Most Outstanding Youth in Sport’ at Lagos Youth Awards, reports The PUNCH .
The accolade came eight months after winning an inspiring gold medal at the Sports Festival where she became the festival’s flag bearer after photos and videos showing her competing with pregnancy and winning gold in the taekwondo event have gone viral online.
The feat earned her a nomination for the first edition of the event where she faced competition from Barcelona star Anuoluwapo Opeyori (Olympian, Badmington) and Seun Nariwo (Former table tennis champion, sports administrator) in the most remarkable youngster in sport. Category.
Idrees received the award on Sunday at the prestigious Sheraton Hotel in Lagos.
Speaking to The PUNCH, an elated Idrees said, “I’m happy to have won the award against all odds. As we know, I cannot vote myself. I sincerely appreciate everyone who voted and supported me through it.
“On behalf of myself and my family, we are grateful.”
Idrees had risen up after winning gold, silver and bronze medals in taekwondo while competing with an eight-month pregnancy, at the National Sports Festival held earlier in the year in Benin, Edo State.
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