2022 NSF: NWF President Charges Lifters To Compete Clean As Weightlifting Event Begins Monday

2022 NSF: NWF President Charges Lifters To Compete Clean As Weightlifting Event Begins Monday

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By Amaechi Agbo

The President, Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, NWF Dr Ibrahim Abdul has charged the lifters to eschew drug usage and compete for honour as the weightlifting event begins on Monday at the National Sports Festival, NSF, Delta 2022.

The President who stated this on Sunday, on the eve of weightlifting event noted that the federation has zero tolerance for use of performance-enhancing substance and urged the athletes to compete clean.

“There is no doubt that the atmosphere here (in Asaba) is motivating and the athletes are gearing to go. While both the athletes and officials wait with excitement for the commencement of weightlifting on Monday, as a federation, we have provided all that are need for them to excel.

“But they must compete clean and neat. We have zero tolerance for use of performance-enhancing substances. The athletes should compete for honour and make their states proud.”

The Weightlifting event will begin by 9am on Monday at the Orchid Hotel, by DBS junction, Asaba.

The weightlifting event which will commence 45kg women category will end on Saturday, December 9 with medal presentation

2022 National Sports Festival: Weightlifting Event
Schedule

Monday 5th December
45Kg Women
Weigh in – 7: 30am – 8: 30am
Competition – 9:30am

55Kg Men Group B
Weigh in – 10: 30am – 11:30am
Competition – 12:30pm

61Kg Men Group B
Weigh in – 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Competition – 3:30pm

55Kg Men Group A 61Kg Men Group A
Weigh in 4:30pm – 5:30pm –
Competition – 6: 30pm

Tuesday 6th December

49Kg Women
Weigh in 7:30am – 8:30am –
Competition – 9:30am

55Kg Women
Weigh in – 10:30am – 11:30am
Competition – 3:30pm

73Kg Men Group B
Weigh in 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Competition – 6:30pm

Wednesday 7th December

73Kg Men Group A
Weigh in – 7:30am – 8:30am
Competition – 9:30am

59Kg Women
Weigh in – 10: 30am – 11: 30am
Competition – 12:30pm

64Kg Women
Weigh in – 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Competition – 3:30pm

81Kg Men Group B
Weigh in – 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Competition – 6:30pm

Thursday 8th December

81Kg Men Group A & 89Kg Men
Weigh in – 7:30am – 8:30am
Competition – 9:30am

71Kg Women
Weigh in – 10:30am – 11:30am
Competition – 12:30pm

96Kg Men
Weigh in – 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Competition – 3:30pm

76Kg Women – 81Kg Women
Weigh in – 4:30pm – 5:30pm – Competition – 6:30pm

Friday 9th December

102Kg Men
Weigh in – 7:30am – 8:30am
Competition – 9:30am

87Kg Women – + 87Kg Women
Weigh in – 10:30am – 11:30am – Competition – 12:30pm

109Kg Men – + 109 Men
Weigh in – 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Competition – 3:30pm

MEDAL PRESENTATION – 6:30PM

Venue is Orchid Hotel, by DBS junction, Asaba

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