NYG 2023: Gymnastics Coach, Asuquo, rates current Gymnasts performances very high

NYG 2023: Gymnastics Coach, Asuquo, rates current Gymnasts performances very high
September 28 08:17 2023 Print This Article

The founder of Tony International Gymnastics, TIG, Mr. Tony Asuquo has rated performances of gymnasts at the ongoing National Youth Games in Asaba, Delta state very high.

Asuquo made this observation while speaking www.theajasanews.com at the gymnastic hall of the Stephen Keshi international stadium, Asaba on Wednesday.

He noted that there have been remarkable improvement at the performances of the gymnastics

“The level of gymnastics has improved. We want to congratulate the family of Gymnastics Federation and it’s President, Kelvin Eromosele. It was a good one today because we were able to meet up with the system level we have been talking about. No injuries and the children performed well.

Further more, the gymnastic coach also expressed satisfaction with the number of states that participated at this year’s games.

“For the first time, we had about 20 states participating in aerobic gymnastics, power tumbling and artistic gymnastics. Yeah, other States are catching up. They might not just catch up like that but the process is already on. They will get there soon, if they continue practicing, they will get better by the day,”

On the chances of Nigerian gymnasts qualifying and putting up a good show at next Olympic Games billed to hold in the City of Paris, France, the TIG CEO expressed optimism of Nigeria gymnasts can indeed surprise the world.

“For Paris 2024, I believe Nigeria can do it if given the opportunity because we have gifted gymnasts like Stephanie Onoruka, the popular one that got four gold medals. We also have Eno and Tomisi Babatunde. We are coming of age and we are going to make Nigeria proud,” he assured.

Mr. Asuquo also expressed happiness that they had an injury-free competition, while explaining how they were able to achieve that. “It is all about the physical preparation because if it goes well, everything becomes normal, that is the process of learning. From training to training, learning to training and training to competing, that was what was shown today.

“It was a well-organised one today, we finished on time, there was no hiccups about the judges. We are getting somewhere, and indeed, we are growing. The Federation is doing very well,” he concluded.


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