Close to two hundred athletes will battle for medals in weightlifting events at the ongoing 21st edition of National Sports Festival, NSF Asaba, Delta State.
The Technical Director, Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, NWF, Mr Christopher Nwadei disclosed this in a chat with NWF media on Monday.
Speaking ahead 6if commencement of competition in weightlifting, Mr Nwadei who expressed the federation’s readiness, said that each lifter will be competing for three medals in each events
“We are good to go and we are going to commence competition by 9:30 am with the 45kg women. And we are expecting close to 200 athletes to compete for medals
“We have done the weigh-in which commenced by 7:30 to 8:30. We are waiting for the competition to kickoff.
“As it is, each athlete can win up to three medals – three gold, three silver and three bronze medals – will be awarded in each weight category,” said.
He added that the competition will feature 10 categories each in men and women.
The weightlifting competition for the 2022 National Sports Festival is holding at the
Multi-purpose Hall of Orchid Hotels, Asaba, Dela State.
The events will be rounded off on Saturday, December 9, 2022 with presentation of medals to winners.