Afedapo fails in Tokyo 2020 bid

Ghana’s Eunice Omolara Adedapo has failed to qualify for this year’s Olympic Games to be staged in July in Tokyo, Japan.

She lost to world ranked 11th Laraaj Nada of Morocco who was the number one seeded athlete at the ongoing Olympic qualifiers in Rabat, Morocco Sunday.

Eunice, having eliminated Gosaye Tsebaot of Ethiopia in the female -57 kg to qualify to the semi finals only needed a win against the Moroccan to join the party in Tokyo but failed to progress.

In the third and fourth fight, the 23-year old Ghanaian was defeated in the bronze medal contest by Nigerian Chinazum Nwosu (2nd seed) as Laaraj Nada and third seed Tekiath Youssuf of Niger qualified to the biggest quadrennial multi-sport event. –GNA

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