Nwuche, who said the Federation’s medal target is still on course, assured that more medals will be won from the sport by the country at the Games holding in Glasgow Scotland.
In a congratulatory message to the weightlifting team in Glasgow yesterday, Nwuche praised the weightlifters and the coaches for a job well done so far and urged them to re-double their efforts to ensure that the nation move up in the games medals log by winning more medals.
He said the encouraging performance posted by the weightlifters is made possible because of their hard-work, dedication and commitment with a blend of experienced and newly discovered weightlifting talents as well as the hard work of the coaching crew led by Coach Emmanuel Oshomah.
“These lifters have lifted our spirit to do more at the Nigeria Weight Lifting Federation. Their performances so far have proved that our decisions to commence early camping is paying dividends. With what we have seen so far I am sure that more medals will be won for Nigeria through the weightlifting sports and I will urge them to do more because we the members of the board are solidly behind them,” he stated.
Nigeria’s female weightlifter Chika Amalaha won the first gold medal for the nation in the 53kg female weightlifting on Friday at the Glasgow Games. Another female lifter, Nkechi Okpara had earlier won the first medal – a bronze – in the female 48kg category for Nigeria last Thursday.