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FROT Group To Host Ese Brume, Coach in Lagos

.As Athlete Gets Lifeline For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Nigeria’s female long jumper, Ese Brume has reaped her reward for hard work after emerging the country’s best track and field athlete at the just concluded Rio Olympic Games. Brume, who graduated from the junior cadre to the senior team two years ago in Glasgow, Scotland, where she won the long …

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Osazuwa Powers Women 4x100m Relay To Final

.As Amata, Mozia Fail To Advance Hope of Team Nigeria getting medal from track and field events was ignited again on Thursday when the 4x100m women relay, the female high jump and the men shot put events took to the track. In the 4x100m relay, Gloria Asumnu, Blessing Okagbare, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa ran a Seasons Best (SB) of …

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Okagbare Grateful To Fans

Nigeria queen of the track Blessing Okagbare Ighoteguonor has expressed disappointment and sadness over her performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The former Africa 100m record holder crashed out of the 100m women’s event and also failed to make it to the final of the 200m on Tuesday night. However lamenting her performance on Facebook, Okagbare admits how bad …

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No Women Long Jump Medal For Nigeria

.As Brume Is Fifth Best In The World Nigeria’s hope for a medal in the women long jump event was dashed in the early hours of Thursday after medal hopeful; Ese Brume failed to soar at in her event. The Commonwealth gold medallist, All African Games medallist and African junior record holder in the long jump, came fifth behind 30-year-old …

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Adeniyi Tops Wrestling Medals’ Chase

Commonwealth gold medallist, Aminat Adeniyi will lead the duo of Genesis Mercy and Hannah Rueben as Team Nigeria begins their quest for medals in the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Adeniyi, a double African champion will compete against the world’s best in the freestyle event of the women’s 58kg. She is expected to battle for …

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Disappointed Okagbare Grateful To Fans

Nigeria queen of the track Blessing Okagbare Ighoteguonor has expressed disappointment and sadness over her performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The former Africa 100m record holder crashed out of the 100m women’s event and also failed to make it to the final of the 200m on Tuesday night. However lamenting her performance on Facebook, Okagbare admits how bad …

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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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