BADMINTON: Adesokan Attributes African Championships Success To Hard work (AUDIO)

Newly-crowned African champion Dorcas Adesokan has attributed her success at the just-concluded All Africa Senior Championships in Port Harcourt to hardwork and adequate training.

The 20-year-old star dispatched former champion and Africa’s top-ranked player Kate Foo Kune of Mauritius in straight sets; 21-12, 21-13 to claim gold in the women’s singles event, and dethrone Kune who held the title since 2014.

Having lost to Kune in several competitions, Adesokan disclosed that her knowledge of the highly-rated Olympian was also crucial in the win.

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“Firstly, I can say training and long camping,” she said when asked what was responsible for her easy win against Kune. “And I have played with her severally, and I made sure I worked on some parts of my game.

“While playing with her, she (Kune) used to defeat me narrowly. So, I noticed my errors and worked on them in training.”

Aside from claiming the African title at the expense of Kune, the Nigerian No 1 women’s singles player also helped the country win gold in the women’s doubles and mixed team events.

She is expected to gain crucial ranking points as a result of her victory in Port Harcourt.