Paris 2024: Nigeria Weightlifters, Others Fight For Qualifying Tickets In Tunisia


North African country Tunisia has been picked as the host for the qualifier of the weightlifting events for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and Team Nigeria is among the participants.

Since the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Team Nigeria has been unable to take part in the weightlifting event in Olympics.

Maria Usman won bronze medal for Nigeria in London in 2012.

The recent performance of Nigerian lifters at African, Commonwealth and World championships gave Team Nigeria the hope of picking one of the tickets allocated to the continent.

Tunisia and Egypt are big threat to Nigeria’s qualification as the qualifier is fixed for May 11th to 20th, 2023.