November 30, 2022

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World Athletics C’ship: Nathaniel positive of podium end

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New hurdle sensation, Ezekiel Nathaniel has disclosed that is able to do the nation proud on the World Athletics Championship which comes up Eugene, Oregon, USA later within the 12 months.

Just lately, Nathaniel made the athletic world return reminiscence lane as he broke an extended standing 35year previous report in a brand new private finest.

One time Nigeria’s 400m hurdles champion, Henry Amike had set a report of 48.50s on the thirty first of August 1987, within the World Athletics Championships held in Italy. Ever since then, no one has been capable of break the report till Ezekiel Nathaniel ran a brand new nationwide better of 48.42s in the USA, qualifying him for this 12 months’s World Athletics marketing campaign.

After the report breaking efficiency, the lad claimed he by no means even knew how lengthy that report lasted. “For actual, I didn’t understand how lengthy the report stood. It was after operating that it dawned on me how lengthy the report had been standing.”

The 19year previous can be representing Nigeria for the primary time within the 18th version of the Senior world Championship within the 400m hurdles occasion holding in Eugene, Oregon, United States. The World Athletics Championship is held each two years, representing the best degree of outside athletics for observe and discipline globally.

“I’m coaching laborious. I wish to replicate my private finest efficiency by profitable in Oregon. It is going to be robust however not unattainable” he concluded.

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