LAGOS – Reginal Briggs, an international weightlifting referee, has commended the National Sports Commission (NSC) for ensuring that the country’s contingent embarked on a training tour ahead of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.
“The preparations started quite early, and the significant thing about their (the athletes) camping was that they were trained under the supervision of competent technical officials and knowledgeable coaches.[eap_ad_1]
Briggs, however, called on the athletes to be good ambassadors by observing the competitions’ rules and regulations.
“They must represent the nation well. I am sure that they are familiar with the regulations.
“The athletes and their coaches should not engage in anything that will endanger their chances of competing or winning good medals at the Games,’’ he said.
Briggs, who is also the Head Coach of River Weightlifting Federation, advised the athletes to have confidence in their abilities and not to give room for any form of intimidation.
“Once they have confidence and do away with stage-freight, I am optimistic that they will do well because they have all it takes to be world-beaters,’’ he said.
The weightlifters were selected based on their individual performances at the national trials held in Abuja.(NAN)[eap_ad_4]