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Int’l Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Junior Games begin tomorrow

The attention of the sporting world will tomorrow shift, albeit temporarily, from the Commonwealth Games going on in Scotland, to the magnificent Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Buckinghamshire, England as the opening ceremony for the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) Junior Games get underway. The games will run through August 8.

Nigeria will be represented at the games by a 2-man contingent, courtesy Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), headed by philanthropist and renowned businessman Sir Emeka Offor who is also a Rotary International Ambassador in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Our Foundation is interested in supporting good projects, especially when it has to do with people living with disability,” Sir Emeka Offor The games will feature seven sports, namely Archery, Athletics, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Wheelchair Fencing.

Nigeria will be represented by David Ombugudu in Table Tennis, while Emmanuel Godwin will participate in powerlifting.

In his acceptance speech, President of Paralympics Committee of Nigeria, Monday Emoghavwe thanked Sir Emeka Offor Foundation for championing the cause of people with disabilities and assured that the country’s representatives at the games will not disappoint.



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