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IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE: Ogoegbunam Arrives In Rome

National women’s 400m Hurdles champion and Silver medallist at the 2014 African Championships, Amaka Ogoegbunam will be Nigeria’s sole representative in the fourth leg of the IAAF Diamond League series holding today Thursday in Rome. The hurdler who competed at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup, comes with a Season’s Best (SB) of 57.67secs, which she ran last week in Belgium, …

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Alagbe, Abdulazeez Win Gov Ahmed Event

-As Inauguration Athletics Meet Holds In Ilorin Government Day Secondary School in Odo-Okun student, Alagbe Oluwabukola and Abdulazeez Alfa Abdulazeez of Patigi Secondary School have won the female and male 100m race of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed inauguration athletics competition respectively. In the events decided early this week at the main bowl of the Kwara state stadium, Abdulazeez dusted over 63 …

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IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Defeated In Eugene

.As Fraser-Pryce, Ahoure Set World-Leading Mark Nigeria queen of track Blessing Okagbare Saturday, fail to reignite the spark that gave her victory in Shangai some weeks back in Eugene as she was beaten to the fourth position in the 100m women event during the third leg of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League, the Prefontaine Classic, an event loaded with some …

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Ogba Counts Gains Of Penn Relays

-Says AFN Learned From Nigeria’s Participation The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) president, Evangelist Solomon Ogba has counted the gains and lessons learned from the country’s participation at the recent 2015 Penn Relays in America. Ogba told SportsDay that Team Nigeria’s outing in the event revealed different area of strength and weakness for the country’s athletes. The AFN Boss was …

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Metu, Odeyemi Win In Port Harcourt

-As AFN’s Third All Comers End Former national champion, Obinna Metu started his 2015 season with a win at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) 3rd All Comers competition at University of Port Harcourt Sports Complex on Tuesday. After winning heat 7 in 10.53secs, the Enugu based athlete return to win the final of the 100m men event in 10.61secs …

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2015 IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE: Okagbare, Pryce, Ahoure, Jeter Face Off

-Battle Of Titans Holds In Eugene It will be a battle of the best of the best female sprinters in the World this Saturday 30th May as the IAAF Diamond League train hits Eugene for the Prefontaine Classic. All the women who won medals in the 100m and 200m at the 2013 IAAF World Championships will take on the current …

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IAAF WORLD CHALLENGE 2015: Amata, Okon Win In Dakar

-AFN Laud High Jumper’s Top Form -As Ogoegbunam, Ezealah, Jelks Lose Nigeria’s women high jump record holder Doreen Amata was again in top form at the weekend, as she qualified for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing when she leapt a height of 1.94m to win the event in Dakar, Senegal. Amata, who leapt a height of 1.90m at …

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Nigeria Gets High Performance Centre

-CAA President, Kalkaba Opens PH Site It will be a first of its kind by any sport body in the country, when The Garden City of Port Harcourt on Monday plays host to global, continental and domestic track and field dignitaries as the High Performance Centre of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria will be declared open by Confederation of African …

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Coach Dan Hails Okagbare

-After Her Apology To AFN -Makes Case For Forgiveness Delta State athletics coach, Daniel Etsebiminor has hailed superstar female sprinter, Blessing Okagbare for apologizing to the Solomon Ogba led Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) whom she accused of neglecting home base athletes for foreign ones recently. Coach Dan, as he is fondly called, said for Okagbare to put pride aside …

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AFN Congratulate Anugweje

-On His Promotion To Professor The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, (AFN) has congratulated Ken Anugweje, a member of the board of the track and field body, on his promotion to professor of sports science by University of Port Harcourt. A message signed by the President of the AFN, Solomon Ogba, described Anugweje’s promotion as reward for hard work, dedication and …

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