Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Gymnastic - Abuja Kids to Train With World Class Equipment

Kids in Abuja will now have access to world class gymnastic equipment after an International gymnastics club in Abuja, Tony International Gymnastics acquired world-class equipment from America at the weekend.

More than 100 kids are registered with the club and have been receiving training sessions in the level 1 to 4 categories.

The arrival of the equipment will allow the club to move to level 5 which is required to compete in the olympics.

The club's Head Coach, Tony Asuquo said the club was the first organisation in West Africa to get the Tumble Track -regarded as the best gymnastic equipment.

"Right now, we have some of the equipment that the gymnastic federation do not have. Now, we are moving to level five which is olympic level. we are targeting the olympics.

"The future of Gymnastic is very bright. What we need now, is the right people in the right places."

The items include; vaults, balance beam, uneven beers, four mini trampoline, spring bound, floor mats, landing foams and wage support foams.

Low awareness

A gymnastic coach, RoseMary Agbara expressed dismay with the low awarenes level of the game in Nigeria.

She noted that if there could be more awarenes campaign, Nigerians would participate and excel in the sport.

"We are so blessed, we have the speed andd agility, we have the strength even more than the whites."

A sponsor and parent of two of the kids, Mrs Robyn Ogunbambi who expressed excitement about the equipments, said it was the first time they would have professional equipment in gymnastic in Abuja.

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