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Ibile Games: Hammed vows to win table tennis gold Lagos Island


LAGOS – Adeyinka Hammed, a table tennis player, representing Lagos Island Local Government at the ongoing “Ibile Games” on Friday boasted of winning a gold medal in the local government category of the event.
Hammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that he was a bronze medalist at the last Ibile Games and was determined to emerge as the best in the current competition.
The table tennis event at the Games is holding at the Knock-Up Hall, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Hammed said: “In 2013, I got to the semi-finals where I lost and ever since then I have been training regularly to improve on my skills for a day like this,” he said.
The player said that he was sure of emerging the overall winner in this competition having won a gold medal at the last 18th National Sports Festival in Lagos in 2012.
He said that he had garnered a lot of experience at the festival which had helped him to improve on his skills.
He added that those experiences and skills would be to his advantage in the ongoing Games.
“I am in perfect shape to for this competition and I want to assure my fans that I will not disappoint them,” he said.
Hammed, however, said that he might face a tough time against some notable players such as Azeez Ogunlade of Surulere Local Government but said that he would prove his mettle.
He said the competition would serve as a preparatory ground for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games scheduled for July 23 to Aug. 3 in Scotland. (NAN)

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