June 7, 2023


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Ofili, Nathaniel, Nnamdi, Others For Commonwealth Games Trials In Benin

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Sprinter Favour Ofili, 400m barrier runner Nathaniel Ezekiel and Javelin thrower, Nnamdi Prosper will direct five other reigning Nigeria file holders to Benin for the Commonwealth Games and Earth Athletics Championship trials which start out up coming week.

Ofili has been in inspiring variety so much this 12 months, location new nationwide records in the 200m indoors (22.46s) and outside (21.96s).


The 19 year aged Ofili, a silver medalist in the 200m event at the 2022 NCAA indoor and outdoor championships is also the quickest Nigerian girl this year and will be a person of the stars to look at when the championships get started.

Also established to be the cynosure of all eyes will be Nathaniel, the Baylor University freshman who has enhanced from a 51 seconds runner above the 400m hurdles as at this interval final calendar year to 49.89 seconds two months later at the Environment U20 Athletics Championships in Nairobi.

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This calendar year, the 18 yr outdated has attained environment course standing right after working 48.42s final month to split Henry Amike’s 35 12 months previous (48.50s) Nigeria as very well as established an African U20 record.

Nnamdi will also be in town as the reigning national report holder in the Javelin.

The 19 year aged added 14cm (81.22m) to the 81.08m countrywide document set by Pius Bazighe in 2019 and will be on the lookout forward to defending the nationwide title he gained very last yr as well as affirm his place on the plane to Oregon for the World Athletics Championships.

Long jumper Ese Brume who was expected to have jetted in Thursday with her coach Kayode Yaya aboard Qatar Airways is also coming in for the next time as the Nigeria and African document holder in the celebration adhering to her 7.17m leap May perhaps final yr in California.

Sprint hurdler Tobiloba Amusan is envisioned to arrive Nigeria this weekend and the 24 year previous will be sporting two caps like Brume. She is the reigning Nigeria and African record holder (12.42s) in the 100m hurdles.

Shot Putter Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, the reigning African Video games and African championships champion is not just the defending Nigeria winner in the function but also the report holder (21.80m).

Triple jumper and silver medalist at the 2022 NCAA Championships, Ruth Usoro is also coming to Benin as the reigning Nigeria document holder in the event (14.50m).

African Game titles and African championships winner Chioma Onyekwere will be defending her countrywide discuss title as the Nigerian document holder (63.30m).

The 2022 Nigerian Athletics Championships will provide as choice trials for next month’s Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham, United Kingdom and the Earth Athletics Championships in Oregon, United states.




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