The President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation
(NWF), Mohammed Yahaya, says the country’s
weightlifters have won nine gold medals so far at
the ongoing African Junior/Youths Weightlifting
Championships in Uganda.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2017 African Junior/Youths Weightlifting
Championships which started on Saturday is
expected to end this Saturday in Entebbe.

Yahaya told NAN in Abuja on Tuesday that the
athletes would however still win more gold medals
for the country before the end of the tournament.
“Our atheletes are well prepared for the
competition, with only three of them (female)
winning nine gold medals”.

He named the medalists as Islamiyat Yusuf (53 kg), Fatima Yakubu (53kg) and Monica Uweh (48kg).

“I’m happy for the success so far and we are
working hard to win more medals in this
championships because today (Tuesday) is the
first day of the competition. We still have two days
to go.

“With this performance, we have the chance to
participate in next year’s Commonwealth Games.
“However, we still need to participate in another
championship to meet the requirements of the World Weightlifting Federation,” Yahaya said


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