Badminton: Kwara’s Eniola Bolaji rises to World number 7

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Kwara’s Eniola Bolaji Mariam has become the first Nigerian and African to win Spanish Para Badminton International Championship 2024 and a gold medal.

She has been ranked World number 7 in the Women’s SL3 according to the World Para Badminton Governing Body.

“She was discovered 4 years ago in Kwara State by Late Coach, Bello Oyebanji, and has continued to enjoy the support of the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led Kwara State Government to conquer the world,” according to a statement by the state government.

The Kwara-born player overwhelmed World number 6, Oksana Kozyna from Ukraine 2-0 to clinch the gold medal in the women’s SL3 at the 2024 Spanish Championship.

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