I am aiming for Olympic gold before quitting – George 


The Commonwealth Silver Medalist and Gold Medalist in the All African Games, Patience Okon George, said she is aiming for winning an Olympic Gold before quitting the sports that brought her limelight.

George disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Calabar.

George, who placed 6th in the last Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and is currently the 400m title holder in the National Sports Festival (NSF), said she also aimed to break the Africa record before quitting the sport.

She said, “All that I achieved thus far is majorly through personal efforts and nothing more.

“My state, Cross River, has been the most disappointing of all. There is no form of support coming from my state as regards my trainings and other logistics.

“As for the Federal Government, it is only when there is a major championship that some of us get to see and feel its presence.

“Personally, I feel Nigeria will do better if the government does not wait for competitions before remembering their athletes,” George said.

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