Oshomah selects 19 weightlifters for Commonwealth championship

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

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

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

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

The however disclosed that the Nigeria Weightlifting (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.

those selected for the trip to , 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.