The Nigeria Rowing, Canoe and Sailing Federation (NRCSF) says its athletes are preparing hard to qualify for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
The 2018 YOG would hold from Oct. 1 to Oct. 6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Secretary of the federation, Bunmi Oluode, said on Wednesday, in Lagos, that the country has the capacity to qualify for the Games.
Oluode noted that recent performance of Nigeria at the just concluded Africa Canoe Sprint Championships in Morroco, showed that its athletes could compete creditably at high profile competitions.
Nigeria won one gold, four silver and a bronze medal at the championship which held from March 30 to April 1 in Casablanca.
“One of the main reasons for attending the competition was to prepare our athletes ahead of the YOG qualifiers that will come up later in the year.
“The preparation is a continuous process and federation is committed in ensuring that the country qualify for the water events of the Games,” she said.
The YOG is an international multi-sports event, organised by the International Olympic Committee for athletes between the ages of 14 to 18. (NAN)