Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Tony Gymnastics Get World Class Equipment

An International gymnastics club in Abuja, Tony International Gymnastics at the weekend acquired world-class gymnastics equipment from the United State of America.

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

According to him, the equipment worths about $7000.

The equipment include; vaults, Balance Beam, Uneven Beers, four mini trampololine, spring Bound, floor mats, landing foams and wage support foams.

Speaking to Trust Sports after the above 100 kids had their training session on Sunday morning at the Transcorp Hilton, the ex-international said the arival of the equipment signals a bright future for the game in NIgeria.

"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."

A gymnastic coach, RoseMary Agbara lamented about 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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