By Jacob Ajom
As Nigeria steps up preparations for effective participation at the forthcoming commonwealth games in New Delhi, India, the Nigeria Paralympics committee has concluded plans to stage a national trials in Ibadan and has fixed 5th to 9th of May, 2010 for the championship which holds at the liberty stadium Ibadan.
Secretary of the NPC, Dr Simoen Ebhojaiye who disclosed this in Lagos at the weekend, hinted that only three sports would be involved in the five-day trials.
These include athletics, powerliftingÂ and table â€“tennis.In Athletics, he said four events would be competed for. These are 1500 T54 for men and women,100m T46 for men,100m T37 for women, Shot put F32_34/52 for men and F32-34 /52/53 for women. For Powerliofting it would be open bench press for men and women, while table-tennis would feature women wheel chair singles only.
Dr Ebhojiaye however pleaded with stakeholders in paralympic sports to ensure that athletes that fall within the listed sports participate actively in the Ibadan trials as winners would be invited to camp immediately after the exercise to commence full preparation for the 2010 commonwealth games in India.