In the past few weeks, we’ve written reviews on how the 2016 Athletics season proved to be one of the most exciting in recent times, with regards to some athletes producing World Record (WR) performances. We also gave a prediction of athletes to watch out for this year. These articles include Five things we learnt in
The sprints remain the most explosive Track events in any competition, and with so much to look forward to ahead of the London 2017 IAAF World Championships, we continue our series on the Top 10 World Sprinters to look out for in 2017. We commenced with Part 1 a few days ago. Here is the
Hooray it’s 2017! Yes we have so much to be cheerful about as we look forward to what promises to be an explosive Athletics season. When one retrospectively looks back at 2016, there is cause to rub our hands in glee in anticipation of a more exciting show this year. There may not have been many
With most athletes across Nigeria waiting with bated breath to see who Making of Champions (MoC) would select this year, the club has doused the suspense and announced that five new athletes will join its track club in Lagos. Blessing Obarierhu, Blossom Akpedeye, Glory Nyenke, Saheed Jimoh and Segun Akhigbe are the five new entrants
Fortune has smiled on 15-year old sprint prodigy, Chiamaka Egbochinam, who has been awarded a 2-year Secondary School Scholarship by Oil and Gas company, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo). The talented teenager, who is a member of Making of Champions’ (MoC) Track Club, is the third beneficiary of MoC’s Student-Athlete Scholarship scheme. It
Making of Champions duo: Jeremiah Jakpa and Joy Udo-Gabriel further underlined their status as the next rated athletes in Nigeria, storming to a double on Day 2 of Top Sprinter 2016 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Both Jakpa and Udo-Gabriel won the Junior 100m titles on Day 1, going on to replicate the same
Reigning Commonwealth Champion in the women’s 400m Hurdles, Jamaica’s Kaliese Spencer and team mate Riker Hylton, who won Bronze in the 4x400m at the 2011 Daegu World Championships, have been charged with breaching anti-doping rules. According to the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), former World Juniors GOLD medallist Spencer and Hylton are alleged to have violated
The Delta State government has expressed its readiness to host the 21st edition of the African Senior Athletics Championships billed to hold in Nigeria next year. The Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, assured the President of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, that the state will host the best championship ever,
Akani Simbine is consistently proving why he will be a major force in the 100m this year, as he posted the fastest time in the 100m by a South African sprinter on home soil, crossing the line in 9.92s at the Athletics Gauteng North Championships today, Saturday, March 18th. Simbine, first clocked a fast 9.98s
Since winning Silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Luvo Manyonga has come in leaps and bound, and on Friday the South African broke the African men’s Long Jump record, winning with a staggering mark of 8.62m at the Athletics Gauteng North (AGN) Championships in Tshwane in Pretoria. Just 11 days ago, Manyonga recorded the
In what was her first competitive race of the season, Caster Semenya further displayed that she can excel in any event she competes in, racing to a Personal Best (PB) of 9:36.29 to win the women’s 3000m at the ASA speed series 3 held at the McCarthur stadium in Potchefsroom, South Africa. Known mainly for
Baboloki Thebe stormed to a World Leading (WL) time of 44.89s, clinching victory in the men’s 400m at the Botswana Athletics Association meet held in Francistown on Saturday. So far, Thebe’s time is the fastest in the outdoor circuit this year which will see him rank as the number one male quarter-miler, taking over from
Adekunle Fasasi is showing that he is in great form and would be the Nigerian quarter-miler to watch out for, after racing to an indoor Personal Best (PB) of 45.57s to finish 2nd in heat 1 and qualifying for the men’s 400m final at the ongoing National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Indoor Championships.
Three-time World 100m Champion, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce will not be defending her world title at the World Championships in London later this summer, after declaring that she’s expecting a baby. Fraser-Pryce who won the 100m titles in 2009, 2013 and 2015 made the declaration via her social media pages on Wednesday morning, saying: “All my
Promising South African sprinter, Clarence Munyai, took a step further in establishing himself as the next big name in African sprints, smashing South Africa’s 22-year old 200m junior record at the Gauteng North league meet last weekend, clocking an impressive 20.10s The 19-year old first set a Personal Best (PB) of 10.20s in the 100m,
South Africa’s 100m record holder, Akani Simbine began his 2017 outdoor season on a record breaking note, becoming the first South African athlete to clock a sub 10s and 20s in the 100m and 200m respectively, a feat he achieved on the same day while competing last weekend at the Athletics Gauteng North league meet.