Emmanuel Izonritei

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Emmanuel Izonritei
Medal record
Representing  Nigeria
Men's Boxing
All-Africa Games
Gold medal – first place 2003 Abuja Heavyweight

Emmanuel Izonritei(Izon-Eritei) (born October 31, 1978) is a boxer from Bayelsa State of Nigeria.Boxer at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games India (Gold Medallist). He was an athlete in the 2004 Summer Olympics for Nigeria, where he lost in the round of 16 (Heavyweight (91 kg) division) to Naser Al Shami of Syria, who eventually won the bronze.[1] In 2003, he won gold against Mohamed Elsayed in the All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria.[2] His brother David won a silver model in boxing in the 1992 Summer Olympics.[2] Served in the Nigeria Airforce 1999 - 2005, also Served in the British Army 2008 -2013, He did a tour of Afghanistan "OP Herrick 10" 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (26 August 2004) How Africa Has Fared at Athens 2004, Thisday, Retrieved October 28, 2010 ("In the boxing ring, Nigerian heavyweight Emmanuel Izonritei is out, having been beaten by Naser Al Shami of Syria in the second round.")
  2. ^ a b (6 April 2004) Boxer Izonritei aims a step higher than brother, Sports Illustrated, Retrieved October 28, 2010

Boxer at the 2003 All African Games (Gold Medallist) Boxer at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games India (Gold Medallist)