Osun female weightlifter Islamia Yusuf to represent Nigeria in Uganda

Osun female weightlifter Islamia Yusuf to represent Nigeria in Uganda

- Osun state weightlifter Islamia Yusuf has her eyes on the getting as many medals as possible when she represents Nigeria at the African Junior Weightlifting Championship

- Yusuf won three gold medals at the 3rd edition of the annual youth games

- She is one of the few weightlifters in Nigeria who have remained outstanding

One of the revelations of the recently concluded National Youth Games in Ilorin, Islamia Yusuf, will jet out to Uganda next week to represent Nigeria at the African Junior Weightlifting Championship holding this month October.

Islamia, one of the representatives of Osun state at the third edition of the annual youth games, won three gold medals at the event where thirty three states participated.

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She has since been called to the National camp in Abuja and is one of the few weightlifters selected to represent the country at the championship.

Islamia has also remained outstanding among her colleagues at the training.

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Speaking on the development, Osun state weightlifting coach Adeyemi Rufus described the invitation and selection of Islamia Yusuf as a right decision by the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, saying she merited being chosen as a result of her performance in Ilorin which amazed all officials.

Coach Adeyemi promised that Islamia will not only go to Uganda to participate but will do Osun state and Nigeria proud by winning medals.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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