November 30, 2022



Brume, Amusan prime AFN’s 22-man checklist for World Athletics Championships 

Minister Dare (white sporty gown) addressing athletes inside Moshood Abiola Nationwide stadium Abuja

Lengthy jumper Ese Brume and dash hurdler Tobi Amusan prime the checklist of twenty-two athletes Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, has chosen for the World Athletics Championships which begin July 15 in Eugene, Oregon, USA.              

Brume, bronze medalist on the final version of the championships in Doha, Qatar three years in the past will likely be aiming to turn into the primary Nigerian athlete to win medals at two World Championships.       

Amusan, fourth three years in the past in Doha will likely be in search of to turn into the second Nigerian dash hurdler to win a medal on the Championships after Glory Alozie who gained a silver medal in Seville, Spain in 1999.                       

Additionally chosen is Shot Putter Chukwuebuka Enekwechi who positioned eighth in 2019 in Doha in addition to sprinter Favour Ofili who made it to the semifinal within the 400m occasion in her debut three years in the past.                               

The 19 yr outdated will nevertheless be competing within the 100m and 200m occasions the place the foremost goal will likely be to turn into the primary Nigerian, man or lady to make the rostrum within the 100m occasion.                                 

Ofili will likely be joined by fellow sprinters Rosemary Chukwuma who was additionally in Doha in 2019 and Tokyo Olympics 100m and 200m semifinalist, Grace Nwokocha.                                 

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Nigeria’s quickest man Favour Ashe, reigning World U20 200m champion Udodi Onwuzurike and reigning African Video games champion, Raymond Ekevwo will compete within the 100m occasion whereas new nationwide 400m hurdles file holder, Ezekiel Nathaniel will likely be making his debut in Oregon.                                   

One other World U20 champion, Imaobong Nse Uko may even be making her debut in Oregon and can compete within the 400m occasion and the 4x400m blended relay.       

Additionally debuting on the championships will likely be nationwide triple leap champion and file holder Ruth Usoro who will likely be competing in each the lengthy and triple jumps.   

 For the ladies’s, the rejuvenated Pleasure Udo-Gabriel  will likely be becoming a member of the three sprinters listed for the 100/200m occasions and Amusan.                              

Endurance Okon-George, Data Omovoh, Dubem Amene, Samson Nathaniel and Sikiru Adeyemi will compete within the 4x400m blended relay.   

In the meantime Kayode Yaya, Gabriel Okon, Esabunor Mavuah and Ken Onuaguluchi will lead the group as coaches.                               

Yaya is coach of Brume and has educated the lengthy jumper to make historical past as solely the second Nigerian athlete after Alozie to win particular person medals on the World Indoor and Outside Championships in addition to the Olympics.

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