Over the weekend, Queen Obisesan set a new national record of 63.79m in the Women’s Hammer event at the fourth leg of the SolidWorks/AFN Golden League Meet held at the Sports Complex of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State.
In an athletics-friendly weather and a large turnout of spectators which included Honourable Minister of Sports Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi and the Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Obisesan went on to break the national record twice as quite a number of the other athletes recorded their season’s best performance at the meet.
Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, AFN Technical director said Obisesan’s new record would be ratified once the necessary dope test has been conducted.
Speaking with journalist after her record-breaking feat, the delighted athlete gave thanks to God Almighty and expects to stage better performances in the days ahead.
“I am very happy to achieve this and I know it only means I should work harder to get better results.”
Sports Minister Mallam Abdullahi couldn’t hide his joy at the athlete’s performance and said it’s a big sign of improvement ahead of the National trials, which serves as dress- rehearsal and the basis for athletes’ selection for next year’s Commonwealth Games.
“It’s really exciting for me especially in the year preceding the Commonwealth Games; that offers a very good prospect and I’m already discussing with the AFN board members on how can we build on all this.
“I am glad the national trials that will soon happen will provide the basis for the selection of athletes that will represent us at these upcoming competitions.”
Imhoaperamhe Nicholas won the men’s 100m finals with a Personal Best of 10.30secs.
The Police team coasted home in 40.04secs ahead of the National Security and Civil Defence relay team (40.15secs) in the men’s 4×100m relay event.