Delta State determination to ensure that her athletes made podium appearances at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is on track according to Solomon Ogba the Chairman of Delta State Athletics.
Ogba’s confidence is buoyed by the performance of Raymond Ekevwo in the 60m Indoor over the weekend.
Ekevwo won the race in 6.53 sec, the fastest time in the NCAA this year.
Ogba said the aim of the Delta State Olympics Program is to ensure that Nigeria made podium appearance at the games,
“The task of ensuring that Nigeria succeeds in Tokyo is not what the Nigerian Olympics Committee (NOC) and the Sports Ministry can do alone, every state, clubs and other stakeholders in sports must work with the two organizations so that we can make podium appearances at the games”.
Others athletes in Delta Olympics Program are Blessing Okagbare, Ese Brume, Divine Oduduru and others.
Ogba is optimistic that Team Nigeria will succeed in Tokyo,
“Our performances in Tokyo will be better than our performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Delta State is determined to help our athletes do Nigeria proud. We have identified athletes that have the potentials to make podium appearance and we have started paying training grants since 2018, those that needed new coaches and training camp we have assisted them.
We even employed phycologists and nutritionists for some of them, so I am confident that our athletes will win medals in Tokyo”.
Ogba also congratulated Tobi Amusan on her successful performance over the weekend.