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Nigeria wins 7 medals at world para powerlifting championships

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Nigeria wins 7 medals at world para powerlifting championships

Team Nigeria has won seven medals, comprising two gold, two silver and three bronze at the just concluded World Para Powerlifting Championships in Dubia, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

 

The championship will enable Nigeria to participate in the 2024 Paralympic in France.

 

Charles Ezenwanne, President of Para Power Lifting, commended the athletes’ impressive display.

He noted that the athletes must keep improving and never stop developing new strategies that will keep us at this level of dominance.

He added that as the sports evolved, new rules and techniques must also be developed by the athletes.

“The performance of our contingent underlines the country’s status as a leading force in para-powerlifting and our strong winning culture and competitive mentality.

“We must not take things for granted or rest on our oars because other countries are beginning to focus more on this sport to knock us off our stride,” he said.

He noted that preparations for the 2024 Paralympics would not be taken for granted.

Mark Onyinyechi, Kafilat Almaruf in the 61kg and 73kg category respectively won gold, while Esther Nowrgu , Bose Omolayo in the 41kg and 79kg category, won silver.

Others who won bronze includes; Oluwafemiayo Folashade 86kg, Ezuruike Roland 54kg and kure Thomas, 65kg.

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Ronaldo set to play in record sixth Euros

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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is set to feature in a record sixth European Championship.

 

The 39-year-old has been named in the 26-man squad for this summer’s tournament in Germany.

 

Ronaldo previously shared the record of five European Championships with Spain’s legendary goalkeeper, Iker Casillas.

“Regarding Cristiano, it’s better to talk about the data. He is a player who scores 42 goals in 42 games for his club, and this shows his continuity and physical ability to always be fit, in addition to the quality he has in front of goal that we really like and need,” Portugal head coach Roberto Martinez said.

Ronaldo is the highest all-time international scorer in men’s competitions with 128 goals.

FC Porto defender Pepe is the oldest player in the Portugal squad at 41.

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LeBron’s son: My father’s success making it difficult to build my career

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LeBron James’ son, Bronny, shared that it is challenging for him to build his own career due to his father’s success in basketball.

 

In an interview with SiriusXM, the American stated that he faces pressure and criticism. However, he strives to make the most of the opportunities he has.

 

“It’s tough. I receive a lot of criticism. I have to deal with it. No one knows what I’ve had to go through. I’m just trying to make the most of the opportunities I’ve been given,” said Bronny James.

Previously, the 19-year-old Bronny declared for the draft. He also entered the transfer portal in the NCAA, giving him the chance to return for a second year but switch colleges.

It is worth noting that the Los Angeles Lakers might select Bronny James in the NBA draft. The team has already interviewed the 19-year-old player in Chicago.

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