National Sports Festival: Lifters Battle For Medals As Weightlifting Events Begin Today
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By Vitus Michael
Orchid Hotel by DBS Junction, Asaba will be the venue as the weightlifting event begins today at the ongoing 21st National Sports Festival, NSF in Asaba, Delta State.
According to the schedules released by the Media Officer of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, NWF, Amaechi Agbo, he stated that the Technical Committee of the federation released the schedule on Sunday after their technical meeting adding that events will commence by 9am on Monday, December 5, 2022 with 45kg women category.
There will be five categories of events to be competed for in Game Day One which would include 45kg women, 55kg men Group B, 61kg men Group B as well as 55kg men Group A and 61kg men Group A
The events will begin with 45kg women category with the athletes being weighed-in between 7:30 and 8:30am before hostilities begin by 9:30am.
55Kg Men Group B category will commence with weigh-in 10:30 to 11:30am before competition starts by 12:30pm.
Competition in the 61kg Men Group B will start by 3:30pm after the athletes have been weighed-in between 1:30 and 2:30pm
55Kg Men Group A and 61Kg Men Group A will round off Game Day One in weightlifting by 6:30pm. The athletes will be weighed-in between 4:30 and 5:30 pm .