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Brume Qualifies For Women’s Long Jump Final

Commonwealth Games long jump gold medallist Ese Brume has qualified for the female long jump final, placing her a step closer to winning the country’s first medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Brume who did not jump the automatic qualification mark of 6.75m, was able to qualify after she finished 3rd in Group B with her best distance of 6.67m …

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Oduduru, Amusan Advances To Semis

.As Odele Exit In Heat 3 African junior gold medallist Ejowvokoghene Divine Oduduru and All African Games female huddles gold medallist Oluwatobiloba Amusan Tuesday, rekindle Team Nigeria’s hope of a medal in athletics at the Rio Olympics after qualifying for the semi finals in the men’s 200m and the female 100m huddles events. Oduduru clocked 20.34sec behind Usain Bolt in …

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Oke, Olamigoke, Ukaoma Stumbles

.As Ogoegbunam, Okoro Seek Qualification Nigeria triple jumpers Tosin Oke and Olu Olamigoke Monday afternoon failed to qualify for the finals of the men triple jump event from group A and B. Tosin Oke who competed in Group B, leapt a distance of 16.47m to take the 11th position while 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing Triple jump gold …

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Okagbare In 200m Semi Final

Nigeria sprint sensation Blessing Okagbare Monday afternoon powered herself into the semi final of the women 200m event in Rio. She won heat 5 finishing in 22.71secs while Great Britain Dina Asher-Smith came second in 22.77secs to also qualify for the semis. With the pocket Rocket, Shelly Ann Frasar Pryce not listed for the 200m event, the chances of Okagbare …

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Team Nigeria Athletes Feel Rio’s Cold

Team Nigeria athletes to the ongoing Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have cried out about lack of equipment and proper clothing to weather the storm. Nigeria’s medal prospects will begin with Uhunoma Naomi Osazuwa competing in the heptathlon, Chinwe Okoro will seek qualification in the women shot put, while Blessing Okagbare will later run in the women 100m …

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Urhobo Doubts Okagbare’s Medal Chance

 Former national athletics coach, Toni Urhobo has cast doubt over Blessing Okagbare’s medal chances at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Okagbare, who won gold in the 100m and 200m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow two years ago, will represent Nigeria in the women’s sprint double and 4x100m relay, as well as long jump. Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who is aiming …

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NSA Wants Rain Of Gold Medals

Organizers of the Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) have urged all athletes representing Nigeria to give their best and go for gold by winning all available medals at their events at this year’s Olympic Games. Rio 2016 Olympic Games is scheduled to hold between 5th of August and 21st of August, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with 75 Nigerian athletes …

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Tosin Adeloye Fails Dope Test

A member of Nigeria’s female 4x400m relay quartet, Tosin Adeloye has tested positive to a banned substance, following tests carried out at Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Super Grand Prix/Warri Relays which took place in Warri, Delta State on July 24, 2015. Consequently, Nigeria’s medals prospect in the track and field of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil …

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Ogba Raises Hope For Okagbare

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) president, Evangelist (Dr) Solomon has poured cold water on worries over recent poor results enacted by the country’s top athlete, Blessing Okagbare, as he believes the USA-based female sprinter will peak in time for the Olympic Games in Brazil. Though it is just over a week before the 2016 Games begin in Rio de …

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Dalung Summons AFN Scribe

Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has summoned the Secretary, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Olumide Bamiduro, to explain the ticket scandal that rocked the social media at the weekend. A statement by the minster’s Special Adviser on Media, Nneka Anibeze, said on Sunday in Lagos that the ministry’s staff of the Federation of Elite Athletes Department (FEAD) was also …

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