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We’re not prepared for Commonwealth Games medals, Swimming Federation President says

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Babatunde Fatai-Williams, the President of Aquatic Federation of Nigeria, says
Nigeria’s failure to feature in swimming at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was
because of its not being ready for such challenge.
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Fatai-Williams said this on Thursday in Abuja that Nigerian swimmers were not well
prepared to compete at such international event.
“Apart from paucity of funds, we are not participating at the 2018 Commonwealth
Games because our athletes have not been prepared to be able to compete and win
medals at such an international tournament.
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“The Commonwealth Games feature many swimmers who are world-class. Picking a
medal alongside such athletes requires adequate preparation.
“However, it would have been really good if some of our swimmers are given the
opportunity to observe the 2018 edition of the Games in preparation for subsequent
international events,” he said.
The federation president nonetheless said they were already preparing their athletes to
be more competitive and be in line for medals at future international events.
“Development of any sport is done through the states and in the swimming sport we
are now toeing that development line.
“We are working closely with the state swimming associations to discover and develop
new talents and potential athletes who can win medals.
“We will also endeavour to have grassroots and national competitions, through which
we will also focus more on ensuring that athletes acquire modern skills to help them
compete at international events,” he said.
The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports had, through the Nigeria Olympic
Committee (NOC), picked 10 sports for Team Nigeria to feature in at the Games.
The sports are weightlifting, wrestling, gymnastics, athletics, boxing, basketball, table
tennis, para-athletics, para-powerlifting and para-table tennis.
The Gold Coast 2018 Games are scheduled for April 4 to April 15.(NAN)

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