Nigeria's Weighlifting Team Shines at African Champs


Nigeria weight lifters are the overall winner in the 2012 African Weight lifting Championships, with two female lifters setting new African and Commonwealth records.
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Wightlifter Mariam Usman.

  • Nigeria:  NWF Declares Lifters Ready for Olympic Qualifiers

    Vanguard, 18 March 2012

    Chief Coach of the Nigerian Weightlifting Federation, (NWF) Patrick Bassey has disclosed that the lifters in camp are well motivated for the Olympic qualifiers billed for Nairobi, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  I Became a Weightlifter Because of Men - Usman

    Vanguard, 23 March 2012

    Nigerian weightlifter, Maryam Usman has said that she became a weightlifter so she would not be intimidated by men. read more »

  • Nigeria:  NWF Boss Appeals to NSC to Provide New Equipment

    Vanguard, 17 March 2012

    President of the Nigerian Weightlifting Federation, NWF, Chimdi Ejiogu has appealed to the National Sports Commission, NSC to get new equipment for the federation. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Team Nigeria Intensifies Preparation

    Leadership, 17 March 2012

    With the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games in London, United Kingdom around the corner, Team Nigeria has intensified preparation to do well at the quadrennial multiple sport ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  London 2012 - Ekeji to Weightlifters - Stay Out of Drugs

    This Day, 12 March 2012

    Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Patrick Ekeji over the weekend visited the Owerri camp of the Kenya bound Nigerian weightlifting team, charging the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NWF Boss Positive on Grass-Root Sports Development

    Vanguard, 10 March 2012

    As the Nigerian Weightlifting Federation continues in its bid to discover talents across the various states in the country, 1st Vice President of the federation, Alhaji Mohammed ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NWF Secretary Urges Weightlifers to Excel in Nairobi

    Vanguard, 25 February 2012

    The Secretary of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Uche Onwumeh, has urged Nigerian athletes participating in the London Olympic qualifiers, in Nairobi, Kenya, to excel. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Olympic - NWF Invites 25 Lifters, Six Coaches to Camp

    Vanguard, 2 February 2012

    In a bid to ensure that Nigerian flag is hoisted among others at the forthcoming London 2012 Olympic Games, the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) has invited 25 lifters and 6 ... read more »