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Ekweremadu Salutes Paralympic Contingent

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, described the Nigerian contingent to the Rio Paralympics in Brazil as true heroes, whom he said gave their best to their fatherland. He said with 12 medals, including two gold medals, and some world record breaking performance, the team had not only put up its best performance ever by any Nigerian contingent to ...

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Okpekpe Race Drugs Free – IAAF

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have labelled the fourth edition of bronze label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race druiges free. The two bodies gave a clean bill for the last competition that held in Okpekpe, near Auchi, Edo State, a clean bill of health following the negative dope tests recorded at the one-day meeting. ...

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Nigeria’s Brain Drain Worries CAA

Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) president, Hamad Kalkaba Malboum has raised eyebrows over the spate at which Nigeria is losing athletes to other countries and called for a review of rules governing transfer of allegiance to nations. Recently discovered Nigerian junior athletes represented Bahrain at the IAAF World Junior in Poland and Rio 2016 Olympics, but Malboum says it is ...

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Oke Set For Zurich Diamond League

Reigning African triple jump king, Tosin Oke will be the only Nigerian in action at the Weltklasse athletics meeting, the 13th meeting of the IAAF Diamond League series on Thursday in Zurich, Switzerland. Oke, who holds a personal season’s best of 17.13m but failed to reach the triple jump final at the recently concluded Rio Olympics barely a year after ...

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IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Shift Focus From Rio

.To Compete In Long Jump Event After her unimpressive outing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare will be competing in the long jump event at the IAAF Diamond League. In Rio 2016, Okagbare competed in the women’s 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. Shifting her attention to the IAAF Diamond League which begins on Thursday, August 25, ...

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FROT Group To Host Ese Brume, Coach in Lagos

.As Athlete Gets Lifeline For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Nigeria’s female long jumper, Ese Brume has reaped her reward for hard work after emerging the country’s best track and field athlete at the just concluded Rio Olympic Games. Brume, who graduated from the junior cadre to the senior team two years ago in Glasgow, Scotland, where she won the long ...

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Osazuwa Powers Women 4x100m Relay To Final

.As Amata, Mozia Fail To Advance Hope of Team Nigeria getting medal from track and field events was ignited again on Thursday when the 4x100m women relay, the female high jump and the men shot put events took to the track. In the 4x100m relay, Gloria Asumnu, Blessing Okagbare, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa ran a Seasons Best (SB) of ...

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Okagbare Grateful To Fans

Nigeria queen of the track Blessing Okagbare Ighoteguonor has expressed disappointment and sadness over her performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The former Africa 100m record holder crashed out of the 100m women’s event and also failed to make it to the final of the 200m on Tuesday night. However lamenting her performance on Facebook, Okagbare admits how bad ...

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No Women Long Jump Medal For Nigeria

.As Brume Is Fifth Best In The World Nigeria’s hope for a medal in the women long jump event was dashed in the early hours of Thursday after medal hopeful; Ese Brume failed to soar at in her event. The Commonwealth gold medallist, All African Games medallist and African junior record holder in the long jump, came fifth behind 30-year-old ...

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Adeniyi Tops Wrestling Medals’ Chase

Commonwealth gold medallist, Aminat Adeniyi will lead the duo of Genesis Mercy and Hannah Rueben as Team Nigeria begins their quest for medals in the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Adeniyi, a double African champion will compete against the world’s best in the freestyle event of the women’s 58kg. She is expected to battle for ...

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