December 2, 2022



Commonwealth Video games Birmingham 2022 feat: Weightlifting President hails FG, athletes

The President, Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Dr Abdul Ibrahim, has expressed appreciation to the Federal Authorities, board members of the federation in addition to the athletes for his or her large assist earlier than and through the simply concluded 2022 Commonwealth Video games held in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The Nigeria Weightlifting workforce made up of 9 lifters comprising seven females and two males, gained a complete of six medals – two gold, one silver and three bronze.

The weightlifters put Nigeria’s quest to its greatest ever Commonwealth Video games success after Adijat Olarinoye and Rafiatu Lawal gained gold every in ladies’s 55kg and 59kg whereas Taiwo Liadi gained silver in identical ladies’s 76kg classes.

The bronze medallists had been; Mary Taiwo Osijo ladies’s 87kg; Islamiyat Yusuf, ladies’s 64kg and Edidiong Umoafia, males’s 67kg classes.

In an interview on Friday, Dr. Ibrahim expressed gratitude to God for His sustained mercy and thanked Nigerians for his or her large assist.

“For certain, I’m glad although it was not what we set as much as obtain. However we acquired greater than 70% of what we wished to attain, so it’s a good consequence,” the cheerful President began.

“The Federal Authorities by the Honourable Minister, Chief Sunday Dare, the board, the athletes and all the workforce had been very supportive.

“The minister is a really passionate sports activities lover and he’s very type. All of us within the sports activities we’re privileged to have him at this cut-off date. For all of the successes a lot of the federations achieved had been attributed to his management type and he has carried out very nicely.

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“What we achieved in Birmingham had been because of arduous work, dedication and keenness. We had three months tenting and the lifters and their coaches sacrificed alot and I thank God Almighty for His mercy upon us. His grace sustained us and He granted us the glory we’re celebrating at this time.”

The President famous that the board and the technical committee of the federation are maintaining in contact with the lifters, stressing that dialogue is ongoing for the internet hosting of Nationwide Open Championship this 12 months.