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Grace Anigbata Targets More Triple Jump Glory

Asaba 2018 African Athletics Championships female triple jump gold medallist, Grace Anigbata is targeting more glory for Nigeria in her choice event.

After shocking the continent at the 21st CAA Championships, Anigbatasaid she would keep on working hard in order to improve and do even better in days ahead.

Anigbata, who recorded a personal best of 14.02 metres, reasoned that hardwork and total commitment to training will help her to always excel.

The Anambra State athlete added that her target for 2019 is to be the best in her events, which include the long jump.

She also thanked the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) for selecting her for the continental show, in which Kenya finished first with 19 medals, of 11 gold, six silver and two bronze.

South Africa had a total of 30 medals, comprising nine gold, 13 silver and eight bronze, to finish second.

Hosts Nigeria got 19 medals made up of nine gold, five silver and five bronze to place third. Morocco, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Botswana followed in that order.

Anigbata added: “I am so happy about the new personal best. I really thank God Almighty and my coach for making it possible.

“To all those who have been there for me, all I can say is may Almighty God bless them. My prayer also is that with Him who strengthens me, I promise to keep it up.

“For 2019, I can’t say much about it for now, I believe God knows how it will go, but I will always put in my best and work hard to be the best in my events.”

 

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