Para-powerlifting president assures of good performance in Commonwealth Games




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

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

He noted that it only adequate and regular that athletes could put up a good performance 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 and I believe with our approach, the athletes will not disappoint at the games,’’ he said.
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NAN that the Commonwealth Games is slated to hold from July 23 to Aug. 3 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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

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

Sulola, however, appealed to corporate bodies and philanthropists to 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 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 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]