Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Eruwa Tasks Para-Power Lifters On Medals Haul

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Minister of youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare

By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos


President of Paralympic Committee of Nigeria, Brigadier General Emico Eruwa has charged Nigeria Power lifting team to replicate their performance at the recently concluded Power lifting World Cup at the Tokyo Olympics.

It would be  recalled that Nigeria won 10 gold and 3 Silver Medals at the championship held from March 21-29-2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom to  finish tops ahead of Uzbekistan that came second with 3 Gold and 1 Bronze medal while Ukraine took the 3rd Position with 2 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze.

A total of 18 countries took part in the exercise. These include France, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Nigeria and host nation Great Britain  among others.

He told New Nigerian Sports that the athletes must not relent on their efforts but should rather see their victory as a call for more serious challenges ahead, especially, the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games holding in August in Japan.

” We at the Federation are happy with the performance of our team and I must urge them not to relent on their efforts but to replicate the same performance at the Olympics which is the biggest sporting stage in the World.. I’ve already told them to train seriously ahead of the Paralympic Games because they will face more opposition there  but am hopeful, they won’t disappoint”, he concluded.

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