The Chioma Ajunwa Foundation, the pet project of Nigeria’s Olympic gold medallist, Chioma Ajunwa-Oparah, will organise a competition for 2,000 athletes from 50 schools in the Surulere area of Lagos, from November 19 to 21.
The event is scheduled for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. Ajunwa-Oparah said yesterday that the foundation would help discover young athletes and educate them on the negative consequences of using banned drugs.
The police officer came back from a four-year drug ban to clinch a gold medal in the women’s long jump event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, but she says she doesn’t want the young athletes to encounter same in their careers.
“The Chioma Ajunwa Foundation is all about giving back to the country that made me. I started this journey four years ago, going to competition venues and schools, trying to let the children know that it is wrong for them to use drugs and banned substances,” she said.
The young athletes that would be discovered from the clinic would be camped at a training camp in Meiran in Lagos.
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