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4 Aug 2022
Quite apart from the euphoria of having a Nigerian athlete broke a world record at a prestigious international competition in which the country had never won a gold medal in 46 years, Nigerians and the country’s sports administrators...
31 Jul 2022
By Njideka Agbo “Whom did you go to see? A reed swayed by the wind?” It is 3 am, and people in Nigeria are oblivious that their representative, Tobi Amusan, is about to make history at the World Athletics Championships, in Oregon, USA, for the second time in less than 24 hours. Amusan, who had…
26 Jul 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, led other prominent Nigerians to shower commendations on the world’s latest champion, Oluwatobilola Amosun, who in the early hours of the day broke the world 100 metres women hurdles record at the just-concluded World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, United States.
26 Jul 2022
“On occasions like this, we will not forget the days of small beginnings. Our modest efforts helped to expose and nurture these athletes. I took some decisions against all odds, but I am glad their sporting career have taken good shape.”
25 Jul 2022
Nigeria’s Ese Brume has won a silver medal in the women’s long jump at the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon. She placed second behind German Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo, who continued her dominance in the women's long jump by soaring to a second successive World Championship gold with a final leap of 7.12 metres…
25 Jul 2022
World 100m hurdles record holder, Tobi Amusan, in the early hours of Monday (Sunday in Oregon), won the women’s 100m hurdles gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. And she did it by going faster than the 12.12s world record time she ran in the semi-finals, but her 12.06s in the final wasn’t…
25 Jul 2022
Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan in the early hours of Monday broke the women’s 100m hurdles world record in the semi-finals at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Amusan, who was fourth at the Tokyo Olympics and the last worlds in 2019, clocked 12.12 seconds at Hayward Field, an hour and 50 minutes before she contests…
24 Jul 2022
The amazing quartet of Christy Opara-Thompson, Faith Idehen, Beatrice Utondu, and Mary Onyali has always been regarded as the greatest women’s 4x100m relay team to have ever come out of Africa. For 30 years, the 42.39 seconds they ran in the heats on their way to a bronze medal finish at that year’s Olympic Games…
23 Jul 2022
Nigeria will feature two women in the long jump competition's final for the first time since the World Athletics Championships' inception. The duo of Ese Brume and Ruth Usoro made sure of this by equalling the feat accomplished by the men’s duo of Yusuf Alli and Paul Emordi back in 1987, in Rome, Italy, at…
23 Jul 2022
Tobi Amusan ran an incredible 12.40 seconds in her opening performance at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA to set a new African record and Nigeria’s fastest time in the history of the competition. The petite hurdler’s time is two hundredth of a second faster than the 12.44 seconds Glory Alozie ran to win…
23 Jul 2022
Nigeria women’s 4x100m relay team will begin its battle into World Athletics Championships’ history books from lane eight after the lane assignment for the final of the event was revealed by World Athletics, reports SportsNow. The quartet of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha ran 42.68 seconds in the semifinal to qualify…
20 Jul 2022
To show support for their compatriots, some athletes and officials representing Nigeria at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States, had to ‘shelve’ track and field activities

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