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All Africa Games: Gymnastics Federation boss promises gold medals

 

President Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria Prince Kelvin E. Erhunwmunse has assured Nigerians that his gymnasts would win gold medals in the forthcoming All Africa Games in Morocco which would be enough to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games holding in Tokyo, Japan.

The gymnastics boss disclosed this at the end of the 3-day 2019 National Open Gymnastics Competition held at the National Gymnasium, Package ‘B’ of the Abuja National Stadium during the week.

The competition served as national trials to pick gymnasts for the 12thedition of the All Africa Games slated for Morocco from 19th- 31stAugust, 2019.

“This competition is a national trial to select the best athletes for the All Africa Games holding in Morocco in August. Definitely I can assure you that the gold we will bring from Morocco will take us to the Olympics”, he assured.

Revealing much of the preparations of Gymnastics Federation for this year’s All Africa Games the Director of Grassroots Sports, Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development Dr. Ademola Are, he disclosed that the federation is doing everything humanly possible to excel in Morocco in other to win gold medals that would be enough to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. As a result of this a USA based gymnast Uche Eke who chose to represent Nigeria instead of United States of America is already in Abuja Nigeria to participate in the trials too.

Speaking with SportingLife at the venue of the Abuja National Open Uche Eke who was born in Maryland, United States of America said that he decided to help his country win gold at the All Africa Games and thereby pick the qualifying ticket for the 2020 Olympics.

“I am here in Abuja, Nigeria to come and watch this Gymnastic competition in support of my fellow Nigerians. I have seen a lot of power, lot of opportunities and potentials in what I have watched so far from these great gymnasts. My plan is to compete for Nigeria in Morocco. I have represented Nigeria before in a competition in South Africa. That was my first time representing Nigeria. That was pretty fun, it was great. I think we have great chances in the All Africa Games in Morocco. We should bring back medals and I am targeting gold medals in my three specialties and others there”, Eke who represents University of Michigan Gymnastic team disclosed to SportingLife.ng.

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