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IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE: Okagbare, Ukaoma Return In Zurich

-For First Stage Of Two-legged Final Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare (100m, 200m, long jump) and Miles Ukaoma (400m hurdles) will stage their come-back on Thursday, after the 2015 IAAF World Champs in Beijing China, when they compete in the first IAAF Diamond League two-legged final in Zurich, Switzerland. Okagbare, who is listed to participate in the 100m event, will be running …

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Nigeria Seek High Jump, Relays Medals

-As IAAF Championships End On Sunday Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships ends on Sunday with Team Nigeria participating in three events. High Jumper Doreen Amata will join the best women high jumpers in the world to compete in the finals of the event on Saturday. The 4x100m and 4x400m women will also participate in the heats of the events. The …

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IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Ogba Commends Amata, Oke

-For Reaching Finals In Beijing President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Dr. Solomon Ogba has congratulated female high jumper, Doreen Amata and male triple jumper, Tosin Oke for reaching the finals of their events in the ongoing 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Ogba stated that the performances of Amata and Oke vis-à-vis athletes from other African …

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2015 IAAF CHAMPIONSHIPS FALLOUT: Hamstring Injury Stops Okagbare

-As Nigeria Ace Withdraws From 200m -Tosin Oke Lands In Triple Jump Final Nigeria’s female athletics sensation, Blessing Okagbare dashed another hope for glory at the ongoing 15th edition of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China on Wednesday, when she withdrew from the 200m on account of injury. SportsDay gathered that Okagbare waved a chance of running for a …

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IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: George Okon, Odele Crash Out

-Alli Backs Okagbare For 200m Nigeria women 400m national champion Patience Okon-George on Tuesday failed to make the final of the women’s 400m event in Beijing, China. Okon, who on Monday qualified for the semi-finals with a Personal Best time when two other compatriots failed to advance, ended the race in 50.76secs for fourth place in heat two, a result …

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Team Nigeria Storm AAG August 30

Nigeria’s contingent of 550 athletes and officials will fly out to Brazzaville, Congo Republic on August 30 for this year’s All Africa Games. Before then, the country’s efforts to bounce back on top of the table is already on course, as Team Nigeria’s advanced party left for Congo on Sunday to prepare ground. As the build-up continues, National Sports Commission …

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IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Okagbare Falls Short In 100m

-Fraser-Pryce Claim Beijing Title -Okon In 400m Semi, Regina Out Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare ran a disappointing 11.02secs on Monday, as the nation’s biggest hope in athletics failed in her bid to win her first 100m gold at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Against all expectations from Nigerians, Okagbare placed last in the race inside Beijing National Stadium, …

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2015 IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Okagbare Sprints Into 100m Final

Nigerian female track and field sensation, Blessing Okagbare lived up to the billing on Sunday, powering back from a slow start to pick a slot in the women’s 100m final at this year’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Okagbare, who won bronze two years ago, will aim to win the 100m crown on Monday, when the 2014 Commonwealth Games …

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2015 IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS : Okagbare Leads Nigeria’s Medals Hunt

TEAM Nigeria track and field captain Blessing Okagbare does not cut the picture of an athlete on whom the hope of over 150m Nigerians rest for medals at the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships which begins at the Beijing National Stadium popularly called Bird’s Nest on Saturday. But the fact is that Nigeria is relying strongly on the track queen …

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Etsebiminor Charges NSC On Sports Festival

Grassroots athletics coach, Daniel Etsebiminor has charged National Sports Commission (NSC) to ensure they pull off a successful staging of the National Sports Festival, which has been postponed severally. According to Coach Dan, who is in Akwa Ibom State for the NNPC/MPN Schools Athletics Holiday Camping and training programme holding in Uyo, the reason for poor performance of Nigeria athletes …

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