Five Nigerian lifters for Olympic qualifiers in Doha

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), says it has selected five lifters to represent the country at the 6th International Qatar Weightlifting Cup slated for December 19 to 24 in Doha.

NWF Technical Director, Christopher Nwadei, who disclosed this to NAN on Thursday in Abuja said that the competition was one of the qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

He said the lifters were-Augustina Nwaokolo 49 kg, Adenike Olarinoye 55 kg, Rafiatu Folashade Lawal 59 kg, Fatima Musa 76 kg and Emmanuel Appah 61 kg.

Nwadei said the lifters had been in camp at the Moshood Abiola Stadium since the beginning of December in preparation for the tournament, promising that the lifters will make the country proud at the event.

“We have been training morning and evening ahead of the competition, only five weightlifters will represent the country in Qatar. The team is determined to be among the first three positions at the end of the competition.

“The ministry and the federation have…

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