By Oluwole Francis
Founder, Tony Internationals Gymnastics (TIG) Tony Asuquo, says his organisation will sponsor more competitions to discover young and talented gymnasts in the country.
Asuquo said this at a training session for TIG athletes on Friday in Abuja.
He reiterated his plans to use TIG to discover and develop grassroots talents in gymnastics across the country.
”Raw talents are discoverable at competitions, and we are committed to exploring this window.
”We are collaborating with the French School International to hold one-day gymnastics talent hunt and competition for children between three and 12 years,” he said.
Asuqou said the competition which would hold in both male and female categories would unveil great talents.
”The competition will bring children from both public and private schools together in Abuja on April 2.
”The championship is expected to start with 15 Gymnasts from each school, we are hoping that many schools will participate,” he said.
The TIG founder said the essence of the competition was to discover young and promising gymnasts that would fly the nation’s flag in future.
”When you catch them young, it is easier to give quality training and groom them to stardom.
- ”We need to groom people to take over from from those that are already aging, that is our mission.