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I Will Deliver Nigeria’s First Gold, Kehinde Pledges

first_imgOut here though, Kehinde is facing difficulties because of the logging of so many weights together to fight for the weight.  ‘’I’m ready and focussed but I want to lose weight so as not to be knocked out by those whose body  weights are smaller than mine. I promise to deliver Nigeria with a gold and also a world record’’, he pledged as his competition begins on Wednesday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As Nigerians look anxiously to the day the country’s national anthem would be played at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast as a sign that a gold medal has been won, one Paralympic athlete, Paul Kehinde has anointed himself as the one to end 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.Kehinde may look harmless but his credentials and the number of World Records he has crashed speaks for him.“Every competition he attends, he breaks World Records’’ national Paralympic Coach, Are Feyisetan said, concurring that his athlete  was  a gold material.Kehinde smashed the World records in Rio Brazil for the Olympics where his amazing lift of 220kg could not be attempted by other athletes. In Mexico at the World Championships, Kehinde shattered his own World record with 221kg lift. He did not stop there. At the World Cup and Olympic qualifiers in Dubai in February, Kehinde went for 222kg lift. The World looked in amazement and he powered the lift to the sky and held it up until the mandatory counts to make history again.last_img read more

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AFCON 2017:Libya removed as hosts

first_imgLibya have been removed as hosts of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals as ongoing fighting in the country delays plans to build new stadiums for the 16-team tournament.The Confederation of African Football are inviting new bidders for the tournament, it said on its Twitter account on Saturday, Reuters reports.Countries wishing to host the tournament have until Sept. 30 to send in expressions of interest, it added.Libya has endured weeks of recent chaos as the government struggles to control former rebel fractions who helped topple former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.Libya were originally scheduled to hold the Nations Cup in 2013 but because of the civil war swapped with 2017 hosts South Africa.The oil-rich north African country had been planning to build 11 stadiums at a cost of $314m, including a showpiece new 60,000-seater Austrian-built stadium on the site of a former military camp in Tripoli. Benghazi and Misrata were also due for major stadiums.Libya’s government said last year it hoped the hosting of the Nations Cup would allow it to demonstrate that life had returned to normal in the country and encourage investors.last_img read more

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Yankees ‘working all angles’ ahead of trade deadline, Brian Cashman says

first_imgThe Yankees reportedly want to add at least one starter this month and had been in “regular contact” with the Blue Jays about Marcus Stroman. But, Toronto sent Stroman to the Mets last weekend in exchange for two pitching prospects.The Yankees have also been linked to Trevor Bauer, Madison Bumgarner, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Robbie Ray and Mike Minor. Related News Yankees trade rumors: Gleyber Torres ‘off limits’ in discussions for starter Yankees trade rumors: New York ‘willing to consider’ moving Clint Frazier, Miguel Andujar for starter The Yankees have reportedly made two-time All-Star Gleyber Torres “off limits” in trade discussions but could be “willing to consider” moving outfielder Clint Frazier or infielder Miguel Andujar.The Yankees entered play Tuesday in first place of the American League East with a 67-38 record. The Yankees are exploring their options.New York is “working all angles” ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, general manager Brian Cashman told the New York Post in a text message Monday. “I wouldn’t say anybody is untouchable,” Cashman said last week, via MLB.com. “I would just say some are more realistic than others. If you are going to play in certain waters, there is going to be only a smaller category of legitimate options that I would be interested in with certain guys.”New York could look to acquire a reliever, as well, and has reportedly inquired about Tigers closer Shane Greene.”I think we’ve entered this process at the deadline with a pretty good feel of what we’d like to do, what we’re willing to pay for it, and also having the built-in discipline of walking away if we don’t find the right matches under those circumstances,” Cashman said. Yankees place CC Sabathia (knee) on 10-day ILlast_img read more

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