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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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Frankie Fredericks Gets Ban Over Olympics Corruption Claims

Former sprinter Frankie Fredericks has been provisionally suspended from athletics pending an investigation into a potential ethics violation. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is investigating an alleged payment of $300,000 Fredericks received from Papa Massata Diack, the son of disgraced IAAF president Lamine Diack, on the day Rio won the vote to host the 2016 Olympics, reports Eurosport. “Earlier this ...

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Over 200 Athletes Arrive In Delta State

Warri, Ozoro, Ugheli and its environs are already bubbling as athletes are already trooping in into Delta State for the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix which is fixed for Tuesday, July 18 at Delta State Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro. Already, invited athletes from the Niger Republic and Liberia are in town while the star-studded Botswana team and other invited ...

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Okagbare’s Qualification Excites Brume

Commonwealth and African gold medallist in women’s long jump, Ese Brume is excited with the feat of Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, whose 6.77m leap at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Székesfehérvár, Hungary secured her qualification for the London 2017 IAAF World Championships. Sapele-born Okagbare, who had secured qualification in the 100m and 200m last month, was again in great form at the ...

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AFN Trials On Hold

 Build up activities by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) to stage their 2017 IAAF World Championships trials have been put on hold. The trials were scheduled to hold this week, but will now have to wait till the federation’s new board is inaugurated on July 21 – leaving the AFN only two weeks to get their acts together for ...

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Asaba 2018 African Seniors: GAC Motors Backs Championships With Deal Worth N800 million

The dream of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Asaba 2018 CAA African Senior Athletics Championships to organize a championship where the host city, Asaba, and Delta State Government will not have to bear hundred percent of the costs has started yielding fruits. GAC Motors, one of China’s largest automakers, has backed the championships with a sponsorship deal worth ...

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