An official of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation said four Nigerian weightlifters have qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games scheduled for Gold Coast in Australia.
Federation’s Secretary-General, Umar Lambu, told the newsmen in Abuja that the lifters qualified following their performance at the recent African Junior Championships in Uganda.
He named the lifters as Monica Uweh, Fatima Yakubu, Michael Anyalechi and Favour Agboro, and added that the qualification was good for Nigeria.
Lambu said their performance had also led to an improvement in their ranking.
Nigerian lifters won a total of 18 medals, 13 gold, four silver and one bronze at the championships in Uganda.