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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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Ogba Congratulates Fredericks

-Coe Emerges New IAAF President -Bubka Pledges Total Commitment President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Dr. Solomon Ogba, Wednesday congratulated Namibian Frank Fredericks, who was elected into the 9-man IAAF Council on Wednesday morning. According to Ogba, an African is in the council and what matters most, is the development of the sport which he says will benefit ...

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Ogba Seeks IAAF Council Seat

-Nesiama, Wophil Also Gun For Votes President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Dr. Solomon Ogba is in the running for one of the nine individual IAAF Council member seats when elections comes up today when the 50th IAAF Congress of the IAAF holds in Beijing, China. Ogba’s name was among the 39 listed by the IAAF in its ...

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Akwu Promises 400m Medal In Congo

-Praises AFN’s All Africa Games Preparation Former USA-based athlete, Noah Akwu has promised to win a medal for Nigeria in the 400m at the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo Republic. Speaking to SportsDay about his plans for the 2015 AAG next month, the 200m runner at the 2012 Olympic Games in London said he switched to the 400m to ...

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Opuana Hails AFN’s AAG Preparation

So soon after top athlete, Ogho-Oghene Egwero lamented over the non-payments of camp allowances for invitees preparing for next month’s All Africa Games, one of the coaches, Gabriel Opuana is singing a different song. In contrast with Egwero’s complaints, Opuana has hailed the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) over what he calls the body’s expert contribution in ensuring everything needed ...

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Egwero Weeps Over Unpaid Allowances

National male 100m sprinter, Ogho-Oghene Egwero says he is sad that the Athletes Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has not been able to pay athletes’ allowance since they entered camp in preparation for the 2015 All Africa Games billed for next month in Brazzaville, Congo Republic. Egwero, who is also expected to take part in 4×4 relay at the 2015 AAG, ...

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Ukeh, Onwumere Chase AAG Gold

United States- based African number one rated female shot-putter and discus thrower, Claire Ukeh says, despite her knee injury, Nigeria should expect nothing but a gold medal from her at the All Africa Games. In a chat with SportsDay in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) camp at University of Port Harcourt, Ukeh said her current form so far will ...

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