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CAA Asaba 2018: Nigeria’s Queen Obisesasn Eyes First African Title

After failing to make a podium finish at the last Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, the Nigeria record holder in Women’s Hammer Throw, Queen Obisesan has said she will do all within her reach to win gold at the African Athletics Championships tagged Asaba 2018. The 21st African Senior Athletics Championships is billed to take place in Asaba, Delta …

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CAA Asaba 2018: Media Gets Final Accreditation Deadline

The Local Organising Committee for the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships have sounded a final note of warning to journalists and media practitioners yet to complete their accreditation procedure and are hoping to cover the August 1-5 event in Delta State, Nigeria. Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Publicity for Asaba 2018 said on Monday that the final warning …

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ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON: British Deputy Head Of Mission Commends Lagos Govt, Organizers

The Head of Prosperity Fund and Deputy Head of Mission, British Deputy High Commission Lagos, Mr. Andrew Davidson has commended the Lagos State Government and the organizers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. At a breakfast meeting on Monday with the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Sports, Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye, top executive officers of the Access …

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CAA Asaba 2018: Alli Confirms Delivery Of World Class Equipment

The Head of Technical for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships dubbed Asaba 2018, Yussuf Alli has confirmed the full delivery of all the equipment needed to host the biennial championship. Alli said he was very excited that the equipment delivered for Asaba 2018 are the best available anywhere in the world and some even surpass the required standard to …

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Asaba 2018: Kenya Coming With Huge Contingent

Over 60 Kenyan athletes are expected to take part in the 21st Senior African Athletics Championships to be staged in Asaba, Delta State from Aug. 1-5. After a not too encouraging outing at the last Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Kenya are looking to make a big statement in Asaba with their ‘A’ athletes Athletics Kenya President Jack Tuwei …

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World Champion, Obiri To Storm Asaba For AAC

World 5000m champion, Helen Obiri, will be among several stars that will grace the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships holding in Asaba, Delta State. Obiri who finished tops at the last World Championships in London and in the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast is yet to have an African title and the 28-year old is keen to add that to …

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IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Fails To Impress Yet Again

For the third consecutive race in Europe, reigning Nigeria’s sprints record holder, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, failed to live up to expectations of her incredible African record-smashing early season performance as she could only place fifth (11.29 secs) in the 100m race at the Bauhaus-Galan IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, Sweden Sunday. Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith ran inside 11 seconds for the …

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NCAA: 200m Win Excites Oduduru

.Says It’s A Dream Come True Five-time African Junior Champion and 2014 World Junior silver medalist in the 200m, Divine Oduduru who late last week added to the growing list of Nigerian NCAA champions when he out-dipped Ewers Andre of Florida State University to win the 200m title (20.28) for Texas Tech University at the 2018 National Collegiate of Athletics …

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Abire Commits Her Athletics Future To Nigeria

A United States-based female long jumper, Mercy Abire, who is currently a student-athlete at Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma, has committed herself to represent Nigeria. Abire said she has committed her future towards representing Nigeria, though she struggled with education and due to lack of a coach at first, but she is now settled and aims to don the country’s colours …

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Okagbare Wins €500 For Sixth Place In Hengelo

Nigerian female sprints sensation,  Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor won a prize of €500, though she failed to sparkle at the in the Fanny Blan2018 kers-Koen Games, an annual track and field event at the Fanny Blankers-KoenStadion in Hengelo, Netherlands. The Nigeria double sprints record holder ran 23.03 seconds to place sixth in the half lap event won by home girl DafneSchippers (22.44 …

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