By Olayinka Elebute
Technical Director of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation Christopher Nwadei has assured Nigerians his athletes will continue to win more medals in the ongoing International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships and Commonwealth Games qualifiers in Uzbekistan.
While in a chat with our reporter the TD said that the team is determined to win medals anytime they are participating in the World Championship.
He said on Monday, Joy Ogbonne who competed in the 71 kg category won gold in commonwealth qualifiers with a total lift of 230 kg .
“She also won a world bronze medal in International Weightlifting Championships in the clean & jerk with a lift of 130 kg.
“She set two new Youth World records in the clean & jerk and total respectively with a lift of 127 kg in the clean & jerk .
“She improved to 130 kg in her 3rd attempt. She also set another world Youth record in the total with a lift of 230 kg.
“Everyone of these lifters present here have displayed a wonderful performance in the championship,” he said
Speaking, more medals are still on the way until the last day of the championships, the lifters will not stop to win medals for the country, a total of nine medals has been won in the championship so far.