AS Team Nigeria continues its search for the first medal in the Rio Olympics, coach Anthony Konyegwachie has promised that his ward, Efe Ajagba would deliver the first medal to Nigeria. The lone Nigerian entrant in the box- ing event climbs the squared ropes today(Tuesday) against another crack Kazakhstan’s boxer, bronze medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, Ivan Fyodorovich Dychko.
‘’We’r going to deliver the first medal to Team Nige- ria here in Rio. Ajagba is going to hit another knockout tomorrow(today) to move into the semi final. Tell them that I said so’’, Konyegwachie himself a silver medallist at Los Angeles Olympics said.
‘’I know the stuff Ajagba is made of. He has been train- ing and he is in a killer mood. Nobody will stop him’’, the coach insisted.
But Ajagba’s opponent who also earned a knockout to get to the quarter final possessed an intimidating records. having won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olym- pics. And before coming for the Rio Games, the boxer also spent two weeks training with World Champion, Vladimir Klitschko and his team. He is 2.02m tall and also rated as number two in the +91 kg class.