Fresh from its exploit at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland; Team Nigeria immediately head to the 19th African Senior Athletics Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has listed 30 athletes (16 women and 14 men) to take part in the African championships slated for Sunday, August 10, to Thursday, 14.
Newly-crowned Commonwealth Games sprint double champion, Blessing Okagbare, will lead the county’s delegation for the championship.
Just as it were at the Glasgow Games, the 25-year-old African sprint queen, who set a new Commonwealth Games women’s 100m record of 0.85secs, will compete in the 100m, 200m and the 4×100m relay.
She will line up along with team-mate, Gloria Asumnu in the 100 and 200, as Deborah Odeyemi and Dominique Duncan join the 4×100m relay.
Mark Jelks will hope to revive his quest for medals on the continental stage, while Mozavous Edwards, Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Divine Oduduru and Seye Ogunlewe join the 4×100m men’s relay.
100m Blessing Okagbare
200m Blessing Okagbare
4 x 1000m
400m Folashade Abugan
Patience George Okon
Weyinmi Lindsay Lindley
800m David Abiye
4 x 100m
4 x 400m
Sprints Gabriel Okon
Jumps Yussuf Alli
Throws Gabriel Opuana
Shot sprints Daniel Estebiminor
Hurdles Gad Onumeagbu