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Nigerian female fighter captures taekwondo gold while EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT

Posted On: Apr 15, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Nigerian female fighter captures taekwondo gold while EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT

Nigerian athlete Aminat Idrees has taken a gold medal at the National Sports Festival held in her home country, dominating in the mixed poomsae category in taekwondo while being heavily pregnant.
The 26-year-old took part in the biennial multi-sport event despite being at an advance stage of her pregnancy.
" It's such a privilege for me. I just decided to give it a try after training a couple of times... It feels really good ," Idrees said after the competition.
An inspiring outing by heavily pregnant Aminat Idrees who won a gold medal for Lagos at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin, Edo State.
Aminat Idrees who is 8 months pregnant won gold in the Mixed Poomsae category in Taekwondo pic.twitter.com/rr4fxJCfMs - National Sports Festival 2020 April 5, 2021
" Before I got pregnant, I had always enjoyed training, so it didn't seem different with pregnancy ," she added.
A video of the visibly pregnant competitor was shared online, triggering mixed reactions on social media, with some...

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