Board member cum Technical Director of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Lawrence Iquaibom has been listed as one of the referees that will take charge of the weightlifting events at the on going Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Iquaibom, who won a commonwealth Games silver medal for Nigeria way back in 1982 in Brisbane, has since arrived Glasgow for the assignment. The weightlifting event at the games starts today (Friday) with Nigeria being represented by a strong 15-man team.
Iquaibom said before leaving Lagos early this week that he sees the invitation extended to him to officiate at the Games as an honor to the country, even as he pledged to do a good job.
“I see my inclusion as one of the technical officials as an honor for Nigeria and I will definitely not disappoint,” Iquaibom said.
He stressed that the Nigerian weightlifting team to the Games would also do the country proud in Glasgow, despite the not too solid preparation they had ahead of the Games.
“I think our weightlifters will also do well in Glasgow. Their preparation may not have been the best, but they are determined to have a glorious outing as they did last year in Malaysia during the Common-wealth Weightlifting Champion-ship in Penang,” Iquaibom said.