AS Nigerians look anxiously to the day Nigeria’s national anthem would be played at the Commonwealth Games as a sign that a gold medal has been won, one Paralympic athlete, Paul Kehinde as anointed himself as one to break the anxious wait.
Kehinde competes in the Powerlifting 65 kg but has to contend with body weights from 49 to 72 who are equally eyeing the gold in that category.
The secret to a podium performance is not only dependent on what you lift but mostly determined by the athletes body weight. The lower you weigh, the better chances you have in overtaking those you tie with in the weights lifted.
‘’I’m focused. There is no problem here in the Village. The only problem that I have is focusing on the Gold medal. And for me to strike gold, I have to lose weight not to be surprised by those weighing less than me”, Kehinde said after a strenuous exercise that spanned hours aimed at keeping in shape for the D’ Day.”