Canoe sprint athlete, Ayomide Bello will be representing Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Sportinglife.ng authoritatively gathered.
Bello, the first female Olympic canoe sprint athlete in the country, picked the ticket in the African Tokyo 2020 qualifiers in Morocco.
Her win in the Women’s C1 200 event in Rabat earned Nigeria an Olympic quota for that event. Nigeria’s only other Olympic canoe sprint athlete was Jonathan Akinyemi, who competed at the 2012 London Olympics.
Meanwhile, at the Federation’s General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda last week, Dame Louise Martin DBE was re-elected Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President for a second four-year term after she took up the role in 2015, when she became the first female to hold this office in the history of the Commonwealth Sports Movement.
Former sports minister, Engr Sani Ndanusa was elected from Africa in the elections that took place for every position on the Sports Committee alongside Americas electing Linda Cuthbert (Canada), Asia electing Lt. Gen. Syed Arif Hasan (Pakistan), Caribbean electing Ephraim Penn (British Virgin Islands), Europe electing Helen Phillips (Wales) and Oceania electing Craig Phillips (Australia).
In addition to the elections, the General Assembly saw the approval of a refreshed Transformation 2022 strategy and the continued evolution of the CGF’s Governance and Regulations while deliberations took place to further evolve the Commonwealth Games Sports Programme while the new CGF Brand and Logo was formally showcased for the very first time.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games.