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Eight months pregnant athlete wins gold at National Sports Festival

An athlete with eight months pregnancy has won a gold medal in Taekwondo while competing at the 20th National Sports Festival currently taking place in Benin, Edo State.

 Aminat Idrees, representing Lagos State alongside her male counterpart, Arowora Roqeeb clinched the gold medal in the Mixed Poomsae category.

The gold medal is the state’s first in the games. 

 Idrees, also won Silver in the female team Poomsae category and an individual bronze in the same category making her one of the leading medalists at the ongoing festival.

The category is non-combatant and poses no risk to the athlete’s physical condition. 

The sports festival which has been postponed four times started on April 2nd and will run till April 14th in Benin City, Edo State. 

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