Nigeria’s Daniel Igali
Team Canada are still savouring the Olympic gold medal won by Nigerian Daniel Igali at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in Australia.
Twelve years after, the Canadians are in no hurry to forget the feat of the Nigerian. Igali won a gold medal in the Men’s 69kg freestyle wrestling.
Currently, Igali is the coach of Nigerian Wrestling at the on-going London 2012 Games.
At the Olympic Village in London, the Canadians have not stopped from paying pilgrimage to the honourable member of the Bayelsan House of Assembly. They brought seven bags of kits of assorted sportswear to the ‘Mighty Igali’, the same kits that were shared to each member of their Olympic contingent. ‘’
“I was surprised but humbled when they bombarded me with 7 bags. They are always organised and united in whatever they do,’’ Igali said.
Igali is a bride in the Games with many countries applying for him to tutor their wrestling teams apparently to give them a touch of golden class.
“The Nigerian team are in good shape but they are more suited for the next Olympics than this,’’ Igali confessed.