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Oyema Breaks Powerlifting World Record

-Ulonna Wins Silver For Team Nigeria Nigeria’s Esther Oyema again broke another world record in powerlifting event on Wednesday in the ongoing 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville with a lift of 133 kg . Her former record in a class of 55kg was 126kg. With her new record in powerlifting, Nigeria has so far picked four gold medals …

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Yakmut Commends Contingent

Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Alhassan Yakmut, has commended Team Nigeria’s performance at the ongoing 11th African Games in Congo had been good so far. Yakmut, who was at the Makelekele Gymnasium to watch the Nigerian women beat their Gabonese counterparts in basketball, said that Nigeria’s current standing was expected. “Team Nigeria has maintained its character, that …

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Second Batch Heads Back Home

A second batch of Team Nigeria contingent, comprising athletes and officials whose events have been concluded at the All Africa games, will return to Nigeria this Thursday. This was disclosed by a Team Nigeria official, who said the returning batch will fly back home aboard a chartered flight. The official said: “The first batch of athletes who have completed their …

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Nigerian Athletes Shine In Congo

-Track Team Grab Medals In Rapid Succession – Okon George 2nd, Nwanaga Wins Javelin Gold -4x100m Women Win, Male Quartet Disqualified Tuesday turned out to be a very lucrative moment for Niger at the All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo Republic, as the country’s track and field contingent romped from one gold medal to another in quick succession. Junior athlete, …

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Amusan Enacts 100m Huddles Upset

It was an upset in the 100m female huddles event on Tuesday at the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville, as Nigeria junior athlete, Oluwatobiloba Amusan pulled off a fast one to win the event loaded with top African athletes. She won the race in 13.15secs while Gnima Faye of Senegal took the silver with Nigeria foreign base Lindsay Lindley …

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Adesokan Sets Powerlifting World Record

Nigeria’s Yakubu Adesokan has set a new World Record in the Power lifting event of the ongoing African Games in Congo. Adesokan, who in the times past has won many medals for Nigeria in various international events, set the new record in the Men’s up to 49kg category as he lifted a massive 182.5kg to win another gold medal for …

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AFN Deny Banning Okagbare

-Say Top Athlete Not Queried Nor Summoned -Insist NSC Will Give Fair Hearing If Need Be The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has described as outright falsehood media reports that track and field ace, Blessing Okagbare has been banned by National Sports Commission (NSC) from participating in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. AFN head of communication and media, Olukayode Thomas, …

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COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES 2015: Nigeria Haul More Medals In Samoa

-As Track, Field Events End It was another medal-fruitful day for Team Nigeria track and field athletes in the on-going Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa as 2 gold and 2 bronze medals were won Wednesday being the final day of track and field events. Praise Idamadudu won the 200m girls gold while Etim Aniekeme won bronze in the same event …

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Coach Dan Floors Athletics’ Critics

-Insists AFN Should Be Commended Prominent athletics coach, Daniel Etsebiminor has picked holes on critics after the performance of Team Nigeria in the just ended IAA World Championships in Beijing. According to Dan, as he is fondly called, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and its president, Dr. Solomon Ogba should be commended for making sure Nigeria participate in international …

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Nesiema Slams Errant Athletes

Technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, has come hard on undisciplined athletes and some Nigerians who claim the body does not have a clear-cut approach to competitions. He said; “Nigerians who are saying the federation does not have a developmental programme, should watch the turn around of events that is now coming into …

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