Igali targets wrestling gold in Olympics

By Daily Sports on February 15, 2018

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President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Dr. Daniel Igali is optimistic that Nigerian wrestlers will do the country proud by winning gold medals in the next Olympic event.

An elated Igali made the comment following the impressive performance by Team Nigeria in the just concluded African Wrestling Championship in Port Harcourt.

“In two years we are going to win medals at the Olympics and also our next goal in the next two months at the Commonwealth Games is to do better than we have done at the African Championships.

“We have been preparing and training ahead of it. And for the Cadet and junior teams, that is the whole essence of this championship for them to get use to international tournaments, the focus of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation is about if they win, but getting the experience and when they get used to international competitions in a few years time, when they are between 21 and 22 years we shall start expecting results from them.”

Dr. Igali, a Sydney 2000 Olympics gold medallist gave kudos to Team Nigeria for their flawless performance at the African Wrestling Championships in Port Harcourt.

“It was a wonderful feat from the Team of Nigerian wrestlers, I give judos to them all. Everything about the hosting of the AWC was splendid, talking about the wrestlers, fans and supporters, the organisation was almost flawless. The sponsorship was amazing and most importantly, Team Nigeria wrestled like they never wrestled before and I’m so happy about that”.

•Photo shows Dr. Daniel Igali.

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 15, 2018


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