ITTF confirms Obiora, Keleosho, Nick for Rio Paralympic Games
Commonwealth medalist, Faith Chinenye Obiora and two of her compatriots have been confirmed by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil.
Among the 276 athletes that will compete in the table tennis event of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Nigeria’s Obiora will be joined by Ahmed Koleosho and Chinedu Emmnauel Nick, as well as the men’s team, which is listed in the Classes 4-5 of the event.
Among the 102 female athletes, Obiora, who was Nigeria’s flagbearer at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games in India, will battle for medal in class five in Brazil.
Koleosho and Nick will compete in class three and four respectively of the men’s event of the Paralympic Games.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) is organising a three-day training for experts in the classification of athletes for the para table tennis event at the Media Centre of National Stadium under the tutelage of Spain’s Perez Pablo Fausto.
The training is meant for participants, who are technically and medically inclined in order to help in classification of athletes for the forthcoming National Sports Festival.
A one-day tournament will also be staged for the athletes to exhibit what they got from the training.