Olympics Qualifier; Nigeria female lifters win 20 medals in Cameroon

Fidelis Chineye (NGR lifter)

Nigeria female weightlifters won eleven (11) Gold, Seven (7) Silver and Two (2) Bronze medals at the African Senior Weightlifting Championships, held in Yaoundé (Cameroon) from May 7 to 14, qualifying to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

The trio of Chineye Fidelis (58Kg), Victoria Adesanmi (63Kg) and Mariam Usman (+75Kg) won 3 Gold medals each.

Balikis Otunla (75Kg) won Two (2) Gold and One (1) Silver.

Nigeria female weightlifter

The duo of Fatima Yakubu (53Kg) and Rachael Ekoshoria (58Kg) won Three (3) silver medals for team Nigeria.

While Monica Uweh settled for Two (2) bronze medals.

Nigeria female lifter, Chineye Fidelis won the best female lifter’s trophy of the tournament

Chineye Fidelis

It will be recalled the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation selected seven (7) female lifters after funds hampered the participation of Eight (8) male lifters

As it stands no lifter will be entering the shores of the country without a medal.

Details later…..





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