Winnie Gofit of the Nigerian Army will fly the national flag in the 70kg weight category of the ongoing Suzuki World Judo Championships holding in Budapest, Hungary.
Winnie, who is the current Judo national champion in the 70kg category, recently clinched the Gold medal in the African Wrestling Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Meanwhile, fellow compatriot and coach, Catherine Ewa-Ekuta, will be contesting to be the Africa Representative on the Athletes’ Commission of the International Judo Federation.
Coach Ewa, a seasoned Judo athlete, represented Nigeria at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and won three medals at the All African Games in the 57kg category.
According to a statement by the Nigeria Judo Federation on Tuesday, Timothy Nsirim, President of the body, wished the duo success in their endeavours in Budapest.
Nsirim also congratulated Ralph Ubah of the Nigeria Police Force for winning a bronze at the just-concluded World Police Games in the U. S.