22 young and energetic gymnasts, who have given themselves to effective training, are set to pull off a display like Africa has not seen in a long time at the 2018 African International Level System Championship
scheduled to run from the 27th July through 5th August, 2018 in South Africa.
More determined than ever, the 22-man team is set to make the nation proud as they will be competing from level 4 and higher.
“We have been working on this tirelessly with the gymnasts. I am sure they are prepared to make us proud.”
— Tony Asuquo, coach and proprietor of Tony International Gymnastics Club (source: GongNews)
The Nigerian contingent have quite a lot to prove following their feat at the last edition of the championships that saw them come out on top.
Ergo, the AILSC is the perfect platform to help the team train and improve their skill in preparations for their world debut at the Olympic Games in a couple of years.
Coach Asuquo is quite cheery that his squad will pull a game stunner to grab more medals than they did last year.
“We are expecting to bring back more medals this year. They suppose to be competing in level 2 and 3 but they are already in level 5 and that shows how good they are.”
While speaking to the media, 10-year old Adila Salisu
, one of the gymnasts revealed that she devoted a lot of her time to training and she is certain that the exercises will be rewarded with medals during the championships.
“I have been training very hard and I am competing in level 4 and 5. I have won medals before and I am hopeful that I will win more there.”
— Salisu (source: Daily Trust Nigeria)
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This article was first published on 27th July 2018