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Oshomah selects 19 weightlifters for Commonwealth championship


By NAN The Head Coach of the National Weightlifting Team, Emmanuel Oshomah, on Tuesday in Abuja selected 19 weightlifters from the 32 invited to camp for the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in Malaysia.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the weightlifters in camp in Abuja had worked tirelessly and were ready to make Nigeria proud by winning medals at the competition.

The camp had opened on Oct. 20 at the Abuja National Stadium with 32 weightlifters to prepare ahead of the championship billed for Nov. 24 in Malaysia.

Oshomah however said some of the weightlifters dropped were invited as second option and did not improve during the training sessions while some sustained injuries which needed thorough medical attention.

The coach however disclosed that the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) would soon be holding trials.

“This is to enable us see if some of those dropped can retain their positions ahead of the African championship next year,’’ he said.

On those selected for the trip to Malaysia, Oshomah said 11 were selected for the female categories while eight were to represent Nigeria in the male categories.

He said the final squad would depart Abuja on Thursday, Nov. 21 for Malaysia.

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