Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tag "Athletics Federation of Nigeria"

    Commonwealth Games: Nigeria ‘wanted more but inexperience affected us’

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria ‘wanted more but inexperience affected us’

Sunday Adeleye, technical director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), says the country should have won more medals than it did at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Nigeria placed eighth with 11 gold, 11 silver, and 14 bronze medals.But at the just concluded Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Nigeria finished ninth with nine gold, nine silver, and [...]

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    Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, breaks 20-year record at Texas varsity

Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, breaks 20-year record at Texas varsity

Divine Oduduru, Nigerian sprinter, is breaking records and shining brightly in the US.Oduduru has been named athlete of the week by the Big 12 Conference for his performance at the Texas Tech Open.The athlete, who is known for his "I never espered it" expression, has broken five all-time records at the Texas Tech University.He shattered the university's 20-year old school record [...]

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    Deji Aliu: Why Nigerian athletes fail woefully at world championships

Deji Aliu: Why Nigerian athletes fail woefully at world championships

Deji Aliu, an Olympic bronze medalist, says Nigeria's poor performance at international sporting championships is due to a lack of competitions, structure and incentives to motivate athletes.Aliu said a lack of motivation has forced many frustrated athletes to abandon sports.In the wake of the failure of Nigerian athletes to win laurels at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in London, Aliu [...]

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    Okagbare, Egwero lead Team Nigeria to victory at Warri Relays

Okagbare, Egwero lead Team Nigeria to victory at Warri Relays

Blessing Okagbare and Ogho-Oghene Egwero inspired Team Nigeria to victory in the 4X100m relays event of the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix held on Tuesday.Okagbare led the female team to a comfortable win in a time of 43.92 secs while the male team, although stretched by Botswana, returned with a time of 40.17 secs.There was more to celebrate [...]

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    Rerun election into four sports federations to hold July 12

Rerun election into four sports federations to hold July 12

Rerun election into four National Sports Federation boards will take place on Wednesday, July 12.The federations are athletics, gymnastics, wrestling and taekwondo.Abdulrazak Salau, chairman of the NSF electoral appeals committee, in a statement, said that the influx of petitions which followed the June 13 elections at the Abuja National Stadium were overwhelming and needed more time to be addressed." We have had [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Okagbare’s ‘unstable wig’ steals the show during long jump event

TRENDING VIDEO: Okagbare’s ‘unstable wig’ steals the show during long jump event

Although Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor finished in seventh place at a Diamond League event on Thursday, her unstable wig ensured she made headlines around the world.The Nigerian sprint queen recorded a jump of 6.21 metres in Oslo, Norway, but her hair piece was inches behind.Once the white flag was raised, the 28-year-old Olympian, unfazed, returned to the sandpit to retrieve the 'disloyal' wig.Here's a [...]

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    AFN election: They love me but sports politics made me lose, says Mary Onyali

AFN election: They love me but sports politics made me lose, says Mary Onyali

Mary Onyali Omagbemi saw her dreams of becoming the vice president of the Athletics Federations of Nigeria (AFN) dashed after losing to Olamide George on Tuesday.Subsequently, the one-time African fastest woman told TheCable that sports politics led to her defeat despite being loved by the voters."They wanted to vote for me but somewhere along the line, there is something called sports politics [...]

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    Ibrahim Gusau emerges AFN president

Ibrahim Gusau emerges AFN president

Ibrahim Shehu Gusau has emerged president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).Gusau defeated Rosa Collins 48 to 2 votes to emerge as the winner of the election on Tuesday.Former Olympian, Mary Onyali, was defeated by Olumide George in the election for vice president.In his acceptance speech, Gusau said he would work to promote the athletics sport from the grassroots.“We will take [...]

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