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Stay away from drugs, NWF boss tells weightlifters

By Guardian Editor
06 December 2022   |   5:04 am
President, Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, has warned athletes against relying on drugs in their pursuit of excellence in the weightlifting event, which began yesterday at the ongoing 21st National Sports Festival, Delta 2022.   Abdul, who spoke on the eve of weightlifting event, warned that the Federation has zero tolerance for use…

President, Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, has warned athletes against relying on drugs in their pursuit of excellence in the weightlifting event, which began yesterday at the ongoing 21st National Sports Festival, Delta 2022.  

Abdul, who spoke on the eve of weightlifting event, warned that the Federation has zero tolerance for use of performance-enhancing substances and urged the athletes to compete clean. 
 
“There is no doubt that the atmosphere here (in Asaba) is motivating and the athletes are gearing to go. While both the athletes and officials wait with excitement for the commencement of weightlifting event; as a federation, we have provided all that are needed for them to excel.   

“But they must compete clean and neat. We have zero tolerance for use of performance-enhancing substances. The athletes should compete for honour and make their states proud.”
The weightlifting event began by 9.00 a.m. yesterday at the Orchid Hotel, by DBS Junction, Asaba. The event, which will commence 45kg women category, will end on Saturday, December 9, with medal presentation.

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