Former international athlete, Chief Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo has charged members of Nigeria’s contingent to the recent Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina to make progress in their careers.
Although Ogunkoya noted that only one of the athletes won a gold medal at the 2018 Youth Olympics, she further reckoned that they are all potential world beaters.
Considering her verdict on the potentials of the contingent, the former quarter-mile superstar stressed that the sports ministry and various federations of the events should ensure they monitor all the stars.
Ogunkoya also urged all of the Nigerian athletes to Buenos Aires 2018 to keep improving and not relent – whether they won medals or not.
Ogunkoya, who won several medals at various levels, including gold at the 1986 World Youth Championship said: “All these young athletes must work hard to make progress in their career.
“They need to build their confidence and competitive levels to help them make a smooth transition from the youth level to the seniors.”