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Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria To Camp In Lagos, Port Harcourt

Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria To Camp In Lagos, Port Harcourt

Following the conclusion of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival on Wednesday  and the impressive performances of some athletes, focus now shifts to the Tokyo  Olympics  with the home- based component of Team Nigeria  expected to camp in Lagos and Port Harcourt to commence preparations for the quadrennial event.

The camping of Team Nigeria was revealed by Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare.                                    
“With the successful completion  of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival,  all our  attention  now shift to the  Tokyo Olympics,” Dare said.

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“As the curtain draws to a close here, another  opens as the 100 days  countdown to the  Tokyo 2020 Olympics has begun and our athletes  are expected to signify to the world that we are ready and that  we mean business.

“The successes  recorded here would propel us to  achieving  greater success  in Tokyo. Preparations  will now begin in earnest  with the athletes  to be camped in Port Harcourt and  Lagos. We are also monitoring the performances of   the  foreign  based athletes closely.”

The Minister  commended the feats of Ifeiazibe Asagbe  who won 15 medals  in swimming, 10 year old Stephanie  Onusiriuka who won three medals in  gymnastics  as well  as Grace Nwokocha whose incredible 22.79 seconds performance in the 200m ensured she made the standard for the Olympics. 

Nwokocha had last month scorched to an 11.09 seconds finish in Lagos to also meet the qualication standard in the blue ribband event.

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