Chika Chukwumerije Nigeria
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Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

30 Dec 1983

Height

1.91m

Weight

106kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
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Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
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All-time
Gold Silver Bronze
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Sport Guides

TAEKWONDO

Biography

Competed in: TAEKWONDOTaekwondo

Nigerian taekwondo athlete looking to improve on Beijing bronze

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Chika Chukwumerije competed in TAEKWONDO

Did you know?

  • Taekwondo has its roots in ancient Korean martial arts. Tae means 'to kick or smash with the foot', and kwon means 'to destroy with the fist'.
  • The sport made its Olympic debut at Sydney in 2000. South Korea tops the Olympic medal list with nine golds and 12 medals in total.
  • You score one point for a valid kick or punch to your opponent's torso, two for a spinning kick, and four for a turning kick to the head.
  • As in Beijing, there will be eight taekwondo events at the London Games. There are four weight categories for men and four for women - all played in a knock-out format.
  • Competitors who lose to one of the finalists will enter the 'repechage', which will eventually determine the winners of the bronze medals.

Appearances for Chika Chukwumerije

Date Event Won
11 Aug Men's +80kg Preliminary Round, Match 4

Head to Head

Chika Chukwumerije vs Robelis Despaigne

Chika Chukwumerije

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London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

Height

1.91m (6'3")

Weight

106kg

Age

30

Robelis Despaigne

Robelis Despaigne Cuba flag

London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

4

Height

2m (6'7")

Weight

100kg

Age

25

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