Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria begins Second phase camping


The second phase of camping for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games began yesterday in three locations across the country.

According to the Acting Director Of Field and Elites Athletes, Simeon  Ebhojiaye, the athletes would be camped for three weeks in Port Harcourt, Abuja and Yenogoa.

In Port Harcourt, 14 track and field athletes under the supervision of two coaches are in camp; in Abuja, eight para athletes, 14 para table tennis players and eight weightlifters are in camp, while eight wrestlers are camped in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State under the supervision of two coaches.

The first phase of camping was conducted at the High Altitude Training Center, Federal College of Education, Pankshin in Plateau State with four athletes in attendance.

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The Pankshin camp was used as a prelude to reviving middle and long distance races in the country.

The first phase of camping was held from November 20 to December 9, while the second would take place from December 7 to 24.

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