Lucy Ejike, a three-time Paralympic gold medalist, has promised to sustain her victory in the forthcoming World Paralympic Championships scheduled for Mexico City from Sept. 28 to Oct. 6.
Ejike said this on Monday in Lagos that she was undergoing intensive training to sharpen her skill to meet her target.
The championships, organized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), was a qualifying series for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The world record holder, who dominated the women’s -61kg event in powerlifting event, said that she would not give her opponents any opportunity to defeat her. She said that she realized that sustenance of her record would require intensive training and hard work.
She called for assistance from enthusiasts to enable Nigeria’s representatives to qualify for the championships. Ten athletes comprising six females and four males will represent Nigeria in the powerlifting event in the championships.