Team Nigeria began her campaign for honours at the Regional African Gymnastics Championship in South Africa on a good note by winning four bronze medals on the first day of competition.
The level 4-9 regional tournament is holding between August 4th and 5th.
Lara Anot, (five years old) who is the youngest gymnast in the tournament won Nigeria first medal, a bronze before Gabriella Asemota, Nfonmma Bassey and Elger Orese gave the country her remaining three bronze medals.
According to the Technical Representative, Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria, Coach Anthony Asuquo, five gymnasts are determined to win more laurels for the country tomorrow (Saturday).
“We finished the first phase of the level four and five today (Friday). Nigeria have gotten four bronze medals as at today, tomorrow Saturday is the high levels and Olympic level. That’s is where we want to send a signal to Africa that Nigeria is also a force to reckon with”, Anthony said.
He said “We have the only boy Uche Eke. He came all the way from the United States to represent Nigeria, he is in the Olympic level already. I’m optimistic he’ll bring his wealth of experience into play when the stage is set”.