Nigerian weightlifters have won nine gold medals in the ongoing African Junior/Youths Weightlifting Championships in Uganda, says official.
Mohammed Yahaya who is the President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) has made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday.
He is also confident that the athletes would still win more gold medals for the country before the end of the tournament.
He said: “Our athletes are well prepared for the competition, with only three of them (female) winning nine gold medals”.
He named the medalists as Islamiyat Yusuf (53 kg), Fatima Yakubu (53kg) and Monica Uweh (48kg).
“I’m happy for the success so far and we are working hard to win more medals in this championships because today (Tuesday) is the first day of the competition. We still have two days to go.
“With this performance, we have the chance to participate in next year’s Commonwealth Games.’
“However, we still need to participate in another championship to meet the requirements of the World Weightlifting Federation,” Yahaya added.