7 Weightlifters Begin Camping In Lokoja Ahead Of World Championship
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By Amaechi Agbo
The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, NWF have invited 7 weightlifters to camp in preparation for the International Weightlifting Federation, IWF World Championship in Uzbekistan.
The 2021 World Weightlifting Championship which starts from Tuesday, 7th to Friday, 17th December, will also serve as the 2022 Commonwealth Games qualifier
The 7 invited weightlifters who are made up of 5 female and 2 male athletes will report to Lokoja, Kogi State Capital on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
The invited athletes are: Stella Peter Kingsley – 49 kg; Adijat Adenike Olarinoye – 55kg; Rafiatu Folashade Lawal – 59kg and Ogbonne Eze Joy – 71kg
Others are: Taiwo Liadi – 76kg; Emmanuel Inemo Appah – 61kg and Umoafia Edidiong Joseph – 67 kg
The camping which will last for over 5 weeks will be rounded off by the team’s departure for Uzbekistan.
The Championship will hold in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with 20 categories, 10 each for both male and female to feature.