Athletics

Blessing Okagbare breaks 22-year-old African record

Apart from becoming the new African record, Okagbare’s winning time also becomes the new national record in the women’s 200m. Okagbare’s previous personal best in the event was 22.23secs was set at the 2014 Eugene Diamond League.

My target now is to set an unbreakable record in powerlifting – Paralympian Paul Kehinde

A Paralympic gold medalist, Paul Kehinde, says his target at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast is to set a record that will stay unbroken for about a decade.

Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria to depart March 24 for Gold Coast

Team Nigeria athletes for the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, are expected to depart for the games on March 24, an official of the Federal Ministry of Sports, Yemi Usikaye, said on Monday.

Usain Bolt to attend Commonwealth Games – as a spectator

Sprint legend Usain Bolt will attend next month's Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast to watch the 100-metres final, former Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake has revealed.

Olusoji Fasuba laments shortage of Nigerian sprinters at world stage

African 100m record holder, Olusoji Fasuba, has revealed his frustration with Nigeria’s inability to produce world class sprinters after he quit the scene.

Abia government partners Chioma Ajunwa on grassroots sports development

Abia State Government has entered into a partnership with the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara, toward the development of grassroots sports in the state.

Simi ‘slayed’, Seun ‘blazed’ even on social media at Winter Olympics

Breaking the internet may very well have been beyond them but Nigeria’s winter heroines further endeared themselves to their fans and certainly earned new ones with the level of their engagement on Social media.

Para-Powerlifting Federation releases names of 6 athletes to represent Nigeria

The Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation on Wednesday announced the names of six athletes that will represent the country in the forthcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria depart from March 18

The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports on Monday announced that Nigeria’s contingent to the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, would start departing on March 18.

760 register for 10th Ibadan City Marathon Race

No fewer than 760 participants have already registered to participate in the 10th edition of the 42-kilometre Ibadan City Marathon scheduled to hold on April 8.

Gymnastics coach Tony Asuquo dumps Nigeria for Ethiopia

Tony Asuquo, an International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) certified coach, has abandoned Nigeria following his decision to join an Ethiopian club.

Skating federation plans maiden motorsport raceway skating competition

The Roller Sports Federation of Nigeria (RSFN) on Sunday unveiled its plan to hold the maiden Motorsport Raceway Skating Championship in Benin, Edo.

Saudi Arabia hosts first marathon for women

Saudi Arabia hosted its first marathon for women at the weekend, local media said, as the conservative kingdom seeks to boost female sports in a far-reaching modernisation drive.

IAAF Championships: Chidi Okezie fails to advance in men’s 400m

Nigeria’s Chidi Okezie failed to advance to the final of the men’s 400 metres event on Friday at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Commonwealth Games: 37 athletes to represent Nigeria in Australia

Thirty-seven athletes have been selected by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games holding in April at Gold Coast in Australia.

Fadekemi Olude: I rebuke spirit of fear to overcome stage fright

A Commonwealth Games-bound athlete, Fadekemi Olude, who will feature in the race walk event, says she prays against the spirit of fear to suppress stage fright during competitions.

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, leap to gold medal – coach

An Athletics Coach and Head, High Altitude Athletics Club, Jos, Stephen Nuhu, on Tuesday said that the just-concluded Access Bank Lagos City Marathon should be a step toward Nigeria clinching Marathon gold medals at the Olympics.

I’m not disappointed with Olamide’s Lagos Marathon performance – coach

Rauf Abass, the personal coach of Oluwaseun Olamide, the third-placed Nigerian woman at Saturday’s 42km race in Lagos, said on Monday he was not disappointed with her position.

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