Federation International Gymnastics (FIG) certified coach, Anthony Asuquo says he wants to consistently impart gymnastics skills onto the younger generation.
Asuquo disclosed this to aclsports.com after his club side TIG International Gymnastics won a total number of thirty eight (38) medals at the National Grassroots Sports Festival in Abuja.
Asuquo, who recently signed a six-month deal contract with the Ethiopian gymnastics club said he intends exposing the raw talents in Nigeria.
“Tomisin Babatunde emerged overall best in the junior boys clinching 6 gold while Gabriella Asemota bagged the overall best in the Junior girls with 5 gold medals. It has always been my dream, to see the young children start from the basics to professionals”, he said.
“I just want to consistently impart gymnastics skills onto the younger generation and make them learn gymnastics in a stepped way”.
“Despite not appreciated in my country, I’ll continue to expose this young gymnasts to competitions in order to make them more interested in the sport. Nigeria cannot afford to lose out on the medals table at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics”, he added.
According to reports, Coach Tony Asuquo is the first Nigerian gymnastics coach to get the certification of World Gymnastics body- Federation International Gymnastics (FIG).