Powerlifter appeals for private participation in building grassroots talents




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powerlifterLAGOS – A powerlifter at the ongoing Lagos State Festival, `Ibile Games”, has organisations and philanthropists sponsor competitions that would develop more talents at the grassroots.

Blessing Mark, who made the call won silver medal at the ongoing Games for the Lagos Island East Local Government Council Development Area.

Mark told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that private participation in the sport would improve the discovery of fresh talents from across the country.

“Government cannot develop alone. We need private participation provide a variety of competitions in a year for athletes choose from,” Mark said

He said that government should devote more attention lesser known rather than undue attention it currently to .

Mark also his colleagues, the physically challenged to strive to make a living in any kind of sport since opportunities were being provided to para athletes.

“There are plenty opportunities for the physically challenged persons because every sport is creating its para counterparts. Do not give up as the sky is the limit,” he said

Mark suggested that sport-loving individuals could support them by offering them scholarships to study as well as take part in sports. (NAN)