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Nigeria to camp weightlifters ahead of the 2014 world championship

2014-10-21 09:10:00 Xinhuanet

LAGOS, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) said 16 weightlifters would enter a training camp ahead of the 2014 World Championship.

The championship, which was billed to hold from Nov. 4 to 16 in Kazakhstan, will also serve as one of the qualifiers for Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Emmanuel Oshomah, the federation's Head Coach, told reporters in Abuja, the nation's capital city on Monday that the camp would help the federation prepare for the championship.

Oshomah said participation at the world championship would enable the country earn at least two points towards qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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