Pin It
Saturday 24th March 2018,
Hope for Nigeria

Nigeria shines at weightlifting championship in Uganda

Nigeria shines at weightlifting championship in Uganda

The President of Nigeria shines at weightlifting championship in Uganda, 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 edition of the Championships which started on Saturday is expected to end this Saturday in Entebbe.


Nigeria shines at weightlifting championship in Uganda


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 athletes are well prepared for the competition, with only three of them (female) winning nine gold medals”.

He named the medallists 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 championship 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.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games would hold in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from April 4 2018 to April 15.

Ghost workers: FG’s savings hit N120bn


If you enjoyed this article FEEL Free to TIP Hope for Nigeria Online:

Any Amount Welcome 🙂


Dash: XmARRjJ9y2zUUgiPWPMrjviWWCvpuogwKd

Dogecoin: D5vAJ9ydfsNX1VE6e93Wh16gmUfVSUSKQq

Bitcoin: 1BJbBAvdNHcZPZBnaFpyExUmAD9H1crosU

Litecoin: LXfkhyMe8gxdENyUc7Y5itHzFqr67F96nW

Ethereum: 0x60454606e1f66C09e4fD7977b844718b683B2836


Sign Up to Get Regular News Articles & Updates
An Opportunity for Regular Information Straight to Your INBOX

Simply enter your full name and email address below

Like this Article? Share it!

Leave A Response