Lagos - The president of Nigeria Wrestling Federation
expects wrestlers to make a strong challenge for medals at the up-coming All
Africa Games and 2016 Olympic Games.
Daniel Igali told the Mirror that the impressive
performances recorded at the recently-concluded African Championships in Cairo,
Egypt will spur the athletes to glory.
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“I am very optimistic that with the performance of our
wrestlers in Egypt, Nigeria will be going for medal haul at the All Africa
Games,” he said.
“The athletes have shown that they are among the best in the
continent and with the type of confidence they exhibited at the championship,
we would be able to present up to 10 wrestlers for the Olympic Games in Rio de
Janeiro next year, from the expected performance of these wrestlers at the
World Championships which would serve as the Olympic Qualifiers.”
Nigeria claimed a total of 10 medals in the Greco-roman and
freestyle categories at the African Championships.
The All Africa Games take place in Brazzaville, Congo in
September 2015, while the Olympic tale place in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016.For
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