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8 to represent Nigeria at World Powerlifting Championships

10 October 2012, 16:04

Lagos - The Nigeria Professional Powerlifting Association (NPPA) said on Wednesday that eight Powerlifters would represent Nigeria at the World Championships scheduled for Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

The Secretary of the association, Peter Oluwo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the lifters would be competing in squat, bench press and dead lift events at the championships.

"Eight Powerlifters will represent the country at the championships. All the eight are males and they will be participating in all the categories at the tournament,’’ he said.

According to him, the Powerlifters to be selected after trials will travel to South Africa for more training before the championships.

"Although they have been training in the country, they will travel to South Africa before the end of this week for further training, before departing for Puerto Rico,’’ Oluwo said.

He urged private organisations and individuals to support the Powerlifters to enhance their performance at the championships.

"Many of the lifters have been using their money to prepare for the competition.

"They need more financial support to motivate them so that they can perform well at the championships,’’ he said.

The tournament is an annual competition in the calendar of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF).


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