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Athletes Call For Gymnastics Development

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Nigerian Athletes have called for the development of gymnastics in the country following a successful outing at the just concluded Africa Gymnastics Level System Championships in South Africa.

This is even as Team TIG believes that their future of being a better gymnasts in Nigeria is not certain.

The team recorded milestone achievement by winning 10 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze medals at the annual Africa Gymnastic inter club championship to surpass their previous appearance.

Some of the gymnasts who spoke to sports journalists over the weekend lamented the poor state of training equipment just as others called for proper attention of the federal government in developing other sports.

Head coach of the team,Tony Asoquo decried  what he called nepotic attitude of some individuals in the federation.

“We did our best in South Africa,our record speaks volume, but we are constrained because some people leading the federation are nepotic and sentimental.We cannot grow the sport if our reward system is a failure,” he stated.

Coach Asoquo, who also is a board member of the Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria had constantly reiterated the need of getting the right equipments so as to enhance Gymnastics in Nigeria.




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