Para-powerlifting president assures of good performance in Commonwealth Games




LAGOS – The President of the Nigeria Para-power lifting Federation, Johnson Sulola, on Monday said that the country would put up a good performance, in the power lifting events of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Sulola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that athletes had commenced preparations early enough, to ensure a good outing at the games.

He noted that it was only through adequate and regular training that athletes could put up a good performance in a competition of such magnitude.

“We have put in a lot of effort and commitment to ensure that our athletes have a good outing in Scotland.

“We started preparing our athletes on time and I believe with our approach, the athletes will not disappoint at the games,’’ he said.
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NAN reports that the Commonwealth Games is slated to hold from July 23 to Aug. 3 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The president added that the country’s brilliant performance at the IPC Power lifting World Championship in Dubai had also helped to prepare the athletes for the games.

NAN reports that Nigeria won five gold medals, two silver and a bronze medals at the World Championships in April.

 He, however, commended the National Sports Commission (NSC) for its regular support to the federation.

Sulola, however, appealed to corporate bodies and philanthropists to support the team’s preparation towards the games.

“The NSC has been so supportive and we hope that they will not relent.

“If the private bodies and individuals can also support the team at this level, it will also enhance their performance.

“They don’t need to wait after the competition before identifying with the athletes. They are in camp presently and this is the time to support them,’’ Sulola said.

 Nigeria won all the available medals in the power lifting events of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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