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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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Okagbare Puts Hope On IAAF Medal

Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor has set her eyes on winning a medal at the 16th IAAF World Championships starting in London on Friday,  as she arrived the British capital yesterday with high hopes. The double medalists in the long jump and 200m at the 2013 edition of the Worlds in Moscow began her final preparations almost immediately her plane touch down in ...

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IAAF Clears Oke As Okagbare Arrives London For World Championship

.British Embassy Yet To Give Home-Based Contingent Entry Visas Former national triple jump king Tosin Oke has been cleared to compete at the 16th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships which begin on Friday in London,United Kingdom. The news about Oke’s registration for the triple jump event at the championships was conveyed by the IAAF to the AFN ...

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AFN Names Okagbare, Amusan,10 Others For IAAF World Champ

Sprinter Blessing Okagbare and sprint hurdler Tobiloba Amusan will lead a team of 12 athletes to compete at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London, England, from August 4 to 13. According to AFN spokesman Dare Esan, Okagbare who will be making her fourth competitive appearance at the IAAF flagship event will compete in the ...

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Okagbare, Egwero Shine At Warri Relays

-As Team Nigeria Emerges Tops Nigeria’s leading sprinters, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and Ogho-Oghene Egwero inspired victories in the women and men 4x100m events at the 2017 Warri Relays/CAA Grand Prix, which ended Saturday at Delta State Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro. While Okagbare led the female team to a comfortable win in a time of 43.92 seconds, the men were stretched by the ...

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Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix: Okagbare, Egwero lead Team Nigeria To Victory

Blessing Okagbare and Ogho-Oghene Egwero both inspired Team Nigeria to victories in the 4X100m Relays event at the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix held on Tuesday at the main bowl of the Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro. While Okagbare led the female team to a comfortable win in a time of 43.92secs, the men team were stretched by the ...

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