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Nigeria picks 25 athletes for IAAF World Championships


IAAF’s World Athletics Championships scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 6 in Doha, Qatar

Nigeria will feature 25 athletes at the upcoming World Athletics Championships scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 6 in Doha, Qatar, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

In the provisional entry list made available by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in a statement yesterday, the association said that 1,928 athletes from 209 teams would be in action.

It said that the 1,928 entries comprised of 1,039 men and 889 women.


The athletes registered for the 100m men are, Raymond Ekevwo, Usheoritse Itsekiri and Divine Oduduru, while Emmanuel Arowolo and Oduduru will feature in the 200m.

Edose Ibadin is the only athlete registered for the 800m, while Rilwan Alonwonle will be slugging it out in the 400m.
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi will feature in the shot put, while the 4x100m comprise Enoch Adegoke, Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Seye Ogunlewe, Arowolo, Ekevwo, Itsekiri and Oduduru.

In the women’s category, Blessing Okagbare will be competing in the 100m and 200m while Patience Okon-George and Favour Ofili will feature in the 400m.

Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume will represent the country in 100m hurdles and long jump respectively, while Oyesade Adetoye and Chioma Onyekwere will compete in the shot put and discus respectively.

Rosemary Chukwuma, Bukola Jasper-Emiabata, Blessing Ogundiran, Mercy Ntia-Obong, Joy Udo-Gabriel, Amusan, Brume and Okagbare would compete in the 4x100m.

Abike Egbeniyi, Blessing Oladoye, Blessing Ovwighoadjebreis, Okon-George and Favour Ofili will compete in the 4x400m.

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