NSF DELTA 2022 : 12 year old Indian, Avani Goel “lights up the Gymnastic floor


Nathaniel Mobolade in Asaba.

The 21st National Sports Festival in Asaba has witnessed influx of athletes of different nations and backgrounds representing different states.

Among athletes from other nations is the 12 year-old Avani Goel from India, who is representing Team Delta in Gymnastic- Power Tumbling and DMT.

According to Avani,its been her dream to be a professional Gymnast and her parents have continually encouraged her, the reason her father is always taking her to different competitions in the country.

The 12 year old who was been cheered by her father hope to continue to train, meet other Gymnasts and learn so as to improve on her on her own skills.

Speaking exclusively to ssimedia.com.ng, the father of Avani,Mr Rajesh Goel, said she has shown interest in Gymnastic since she was 7yrs and as a parent, he decided to support and always encourage her.That sports festival is a place where athletes meet to compete and relate to share experiences to know each ones level in the sports. And it is also an avenue to explore.

Mr Rajesh Goel,Avani’s father.

Mr Rajesh who is based in Lagos said ” she’s been training everyday because it has always been her dream to become a Gymnast,so places like the sports festival is an avenue she can check her potentials, correct her mistakes and improve on them.

The professional Engineer, further stated that he hopes to see Avani very soon at the highest stage of athletics which is the Olympics as these competitions she attends now are to make her improve on her skills.


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