Asumnu May Not Run for Nigeria Again

Gloria Asumnu has indicated her shot spell with Team Nigeria might be drawing to a close after the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) served her a six-month suspension notice for refusing to run the 4×100m relay at the Moscow World Championships in August.

The United States of America (USA)-born and bred athlete told Sports Vanguard in a chat she is preparing her own response to the suspension notice.

“The suspension is only for 6 months. Starting in August it ends at the end of January,” said Asumnu.

“I will be sending in my letter of response. No worries though; You’ll see me on the track again in other competitions maybe not in Nigeria.”

Gloria Asumnu.
Gloria Asumnu.

Asumnu appeared in her first ever World Championships with Team Nigeria in Daegu in 2011 and also debuted at the London 2012 Olympic Games, competing for Nigeria.

Among the 28-year-old athletes’ achievement while competing for Nigeria includes winning gold in the 4×100m relay at the All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique, in 2011 and a Bronze medal in the 100m in Porto Novo, Benin, last year.


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