Weightlifting: Nigerian weightlifters qualify for Commonwealth Games

Weightlifting: Nigerian weightlifters qualify for Commonwealth Games

Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) will have four lifters at the 2018 Commonwealth Games scheduled for Gold Coast in Australia.

In a telephone conversation with aclsports.com, the technical director of the NWF, Chris Nwadei said Monica Uweh, Fatima Yakubu, Michael Anyalechi and Favour Agboro have technically qualified for the games via their participation at the African Junior Championship in Uganda, Last October.

Some of the medallists from the Uganda championship

Nigerian lifters won a total of 18 medals consisting of thirteen gold, four silver and one bronze in Uganda. Nwadei also said that the ranking of the lifters improved with their medal haul.

The rankings released by the commonwealth last October, Fatima Yakubu is ranked twelfth in the 53kg category, while Monica Uweh occupies ninth position in the female category.

The technical director said, “Anyalechi is ranked seventh in the men’s 85kg category, while Agboro is ranked 16th in the men’s 62kg category”.
He said their performance had also led to an improvement in their ranking.

1 Comment

  • Reply Niyi Tinuoye November 9, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Good work is as results of hard work, coach Nwadei no one can stop your records from speaking, no propaganda can work against you nor the propagandists.

    Nigeria Weight lifting Federation keep up the good work.

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