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Eid Naser Shines After Dumping Nigeria

Another athlete who dumped Nigeria for a preferred foreign country, Salwa Eid Naser has turned into a heroine in Bahrain, for which she won a medal at the 2017 World Championships in London. While Team Nigeria performed badly in the competition, it was a different story for Naser, who was known as Ebelechukwu Agbapuonwu while in Africa’s most populous nation. ...

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Gatlin Blames Organisers For Bolt’s Injury

American sprinter, Justin Gatlin has spared a word of sympathy for Jamaican icon, Usain Bolt, over the former champion’s injury at the IAAF World Athletics Championship in London, and says it was simply because the organisers did not provide enough time for rests in their scheduling. Gatlin agreed with the complaints of the Jamaican relay team that a long wait ...

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2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships: Nigeria’s Participation Fraudulent, Says Ebewele

Former Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele has described Nigeria’s participation at the on-going London 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championship as fraudulent. “The board of the AFN as it is now is full of fraudulent members,” Ebewele told The Guardian yesterday. “The emergence of Ibraham Gusau as the AFN president is fraudulent because he did ...

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Amusan, 4x400m Women Will Still Shine – Soetan

An athletics statistician, Olalekan Soetan has declared that 100m hurdler, Oluwatobiloba Amusan and the 4x400m women’s relay team can still shine better for Nigeria beyond the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. Though his initial permutation was that they would even win medals at London 2017, Soetan says he is now looking beyond whatever might have caused Nigeria’s slumps ...

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Nigerian 400m Trio Crash Out, Nathaniel Gets Very Tough Semis Draw

The Nigerian quartermile trio of Patience Okon George,Yinka Ajayi and Margaret Bamgbose Monday night at the Olympic stadium in London failed to advance to the final of the women’s 400m while quartermile barrier runner,Glory Onome Nathaniel must run inside 55 seconds to make a historic 400m hurdles final after the semi-final starlist was released by the IAAF. George,who has made ...

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Osheku Leads Nigerian Coaches To 3rd IAAF World Coaches Conference

—AFN Says Perfect Timing For Conference Tony Osheku, one of the most successful coaches Nigeria has ever produced is at the head of a three-man Nigerian delegation to the 3rd IAAF Coaches Conference which began Monday on the sideline of the 16th IAAF World Championships in London,United Kingdom. Others who attended the opening session of the 4-day conference at the ...

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HISTORY-SEEKING NIGERIA 400M TRIO IN TOUGH SEMI-FINAL DRAWS

Nigerian quaertermile trio of Patience Okon George,Yinka Ajayi and Margaret Bamgbose will have to set new personal best times and possibly run inside 50 seconds if one or all three of them desire to race in Tuesday 400m final at the on-going 16th IAAF World Championships. The trio made history of some sort in the first round when they became ...

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George, Ajayi, Bamgbose Reach 400m S/Final

Nigeria’s Patience Okon-George, Yinka Ajayi and Margaret Bamgbose have qualified for Monday’s women’s 400m semi-finals at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London. In Heat 2 of the race, Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahrain placed first with a time of 50:97secs at the championships that began on Aug. 4 and will end on Aug. 13. Jamaica’s ...

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Usain Bolt 100m Gold Rival Withdraws From World Championships

Usain Bolt looks increasingly likely to achieve the perfect send-off to his athletics career at the World Championships in London after his main rival for 100m gold, Andre de Grasse, was forced to withdraw through injury. The Canadian was expected to be the main challenger to the defending champion in his final race over the distance but a hamstring tear ...

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Okagbare Is Golden Girl For Nigeria In London Worlds

…  IAAF World Championships Begins After all that has been hauled at her, the new leadership of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN , thinks that reigning Commonwealth queen of the track Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will beperhaps the only hope for Niferia at the World Chjampionship that statrst in London this Friday. for another slice of history when the 16th edition ...

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