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Nigeria Finishes IAAF U-20 Medalless

Team Nigeria finished the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World U-20 Championships without winning a single medal. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oluwatobiloba Amusan, a 110m Hurdles finalist, who was the only hope of securing a medal, finished the race in fifth position. She secured the position with a time of 12.95 secs. Elvira Herman of ...

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Okagbare Targets Rio Treble

Commonwealth double sprints champion, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, will fly Nigeria’s flag in three events when hostilities begin at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games. Alongside male sensation, Segun Ogunlewe, Okagbare, who will take part in the sprints, long jump and the 4x100m relay, tops the list of Team Nigeria athletes released by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). According to AFN head ...

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Olamigoke Wins National Title

Emergent triple jumper, Olumide Olamigoke claimed his first Nigerian national title, after jumping to a Season’s Best (SB) of 16.70m at Sapele Township Stadium in Delta State. The African Games Silver medallist became the favourite for the win after it was confirmed that multiple National Champion in the event, Tosin Oke would be absent at the trials. Incidentally, he achieved ...

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Okagbare Completes Sprints Double

-Ogunlewe Retains Men’s 100m Crown Nigeria’s foremost athlete, Blessing Okagbare completed a sprint double at this year’s national trials in Sapele, Delta State, after winning the women 200m event (Final A) with a time of 22.78secs. The fleet-footed Queen of the Tracks, who won her seventh 100m Women’s title a day earlier, made a light work of the 200m event, ...

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Okagbare Reclaims National Title

-Hicks Breaks National 110m Huddles Record Nigeria’s queen of the track Blessing Okagbare Thursday reclaim the 100m women national title when she cost to victory in the event during the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Olympics trial going on in Sapele, Delta State. She won the event and the title with her 11.02secs time while Uko Peace and Gloria Asumnu won ...

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Foreign-based Athletes Arrive

-Ahead Of Nigeria Athletics Championships Over 50 foreign-based athletes mostly from Europe and the United States of America have arrived in the country ahead of this week’s All-Nigeria Championships billed for Sapele, Delta State. This year’s All-Nigeria Championships which will serve as the Olympic trials to select the athletes to represent Nigeria in Rio is expected to be keenly-contested as ...

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AFN Delegation Visits Akraka’s Family

A delegation from the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), led by the body’s president, Evangelist (Dr) Solomon Ogba on Saturday visited the family of the federation former president Smart Akraka who died last month. The delegation which include Technical Director Omatseye Nesiama, head of Media and Communication Olukayode Thomas, Technical Manager Yussuf Alli and Coach Solomon Aliu were received at ...

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Ogba Commends Team Nigeria Athletes

-After Third Place Position In Durban -No Funds For Rio 2016 Olympics Yet President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Dr. Solomon Ogba has commended Team Nigeria’s athletes that participated in the just ended Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) Senior Athletics Championships that was held in Durban, South Africa for their determination to do the nation proud. Ogba stated ...

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Olympic Trials Hold July 7-9

-Alongside Warri Relays In Sapele With the 2016 Rio Olympic Games drawing nearer, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria have decided to hold its national trials and Warri Relays from July 7-9 in Sapele, Delta State President of the federation, Dr. Solomon Ogba disclosed in Lagos that the trial became necessary due to the poor run of form displayed by some ...

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Ogba: We Missed Okagbare In Durban

-AFN Boss Laments Absent Female Star, Others -As CAA African Senior Athletics Championship The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) president, Evangelist (Dr.) Solomon Ogba has lamented the absence of Blessing Okagbare and other star athletes from the country’s delegation to the 20th CAA African Senior Championship, which ended last weekend in Durban, South Africa. Nigeria placed third on the medal ...

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