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Athletes Get Diamond League Boost

-As IAAF Increase Points For 2016 Events Nigerian athletes to the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League got points boosts on Friday, as the body increased position hauls for the contest that is set to begin next Month in Doha. The league, which will mark a preparation event for most athletes, including Nigerians, prior to the Rio ...

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TAFCAN Athletics Trials Hold Friday

-Organisers Shift Venue To YabaTech The second edition of the 2016 Track and Field Coaches Association of Nigeria (TAFCAN) trials, which were initially scheduled to hold at Lagos National Stadium, will now take place this Friday at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. According to TAFCAN, the change is to enable the body pay its last respect to late Nkem Ezeala, ...

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YabaTech To Host TAFCAN Trials

-As Organisers Dump Lagos National Stadium The second edition of the 2016 Track and Field Coaches Association of Nigeria (TAFCAN) trials which was scheduled to hold at the National Stadium in Lagos on the 8th of this month has been moved to the Yaba College of Technology still in Lagos with the date earlier stated date intact. According to TAFCAN, ...

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Sharubutu Excels At Paris Marathon

Nigeria’s Philibus Sharubutu, one of two long distance runners sponsored to this year’s Paris Marathon, finished among the top group at the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon. At the event, which took place on April 3, Sharubutu, was sponsored by the Lagos subsidiary of Schneider Electric, where he had clocked 2 hours 32 seconds, just 25 minutes behind the eventual winner, ...

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Mozia, Amusan, Okoro Win In Texas

 -Mixed Results Trail Others It was an all out participation for Nigerian athletes weekend in different athletics championships held across the globe with different results achieved by the athletes as the outdoor season officially begins. At the Texas Relays, Steven Mozia won the men’s Shot put event with 20.14m shot of the 21.11m he had at the Vanderbilt invitational in ...

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Ubah, Soribe Win Arm Wrestling Open

An Imo state-based policeman, Raphael Ubah, emerged the best athlete in the male category at the first edition of the Dr. Rafiu Ladipo National ArmWrestling Open Championship held at the National Stadium, Lagos. Ubah, who competed as a member of the Energy ArmWrestling club of Owerri, defeated all opponents he faced in the 100+kg class in the competition that 36 ...

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Oke Retires After Rio Olympics

Startling news has hit the Nigerian athletics scene, as 2015 African Athletics Championships triple jump gold medallist, Tosin Oke has declared that he intends to retire after this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While setting eyes on life after active sports, Oke is eyeing a glorious swansong in The Samba Nation and is optimistic of achieving a ...

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Oke Targets Podium Appearance

-Plans Retirement After Rio Outing 2015 African Athletics Championships triple jump gold medallist Tosin Oke is optimistic for a podium appearance when the 2016 Rio Olympic Games begin in August. According to the former UK jumper who said preparation for the outdoor season started way back, his indoor season did not go as planned as injury slowed him down. Oke, ...

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Nathaniel, Onakoya, Edoki Shine At UTEP

Nigeria’s Samson Nathaniel, Abiola Onakoya and Fabian Edoki competed in last weekend’s University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) springtime, during which the trio put up remarkable performances to set the pace at Kidd Field. Central Arizona College Freshman, Samson Nathaniel secured his first victory since moving to the US, winning the men’s 400m in 46.86s, with Hector Ramirez and Asa ...

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Amusan Enacts 13.06s Personal Best

 -Runs 4th Fastest Time In The World Last year’s All Africa Games 100m women huddles gold medallist, Amusan Oluwatobiloba has confirmed that 2016 may be the year she breaks 13s, after enacting a personal best 13.06s at University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) Springtime Invitational. The time is the fourth fastest in the world and an improvement on her former ...

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