Rio 2016 GOLD medalist in the women’s High Jump Ruth Beitia, has announced her retirement from active competition, citing persistent injuries as the reason for calling time on her career. The Spanish jumper, who was accompanied by her coach Ramon Torralbo, made the announcement on Wednesday at a news conference, while donating her GOLD medal
Reigning World Champions in the men’s Javelin throw and women’s Pole vault, Johannes Vetter and Ekaterina Stefanidi, won the European Athlete of the Year awards at the Golden Tracks awards ceremony held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Saturday, October 14. German thrower Vetter tops the 2017 World rankings and achieved this feat after recording a monster
As the only African to make it to the quarterfinal of the World Cup and Olympic Games, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) through it Publication Editor Ian Marshal, has described Aruna Quadri as a record setter, following his feat at the Polish Open at the weekend. After winning the Polish Open Men’s Singles title,
With a few days to the 2017 ITTF World Cup in Liege, Beligum, Aruna Quadri defied all odds on Sunday October 8, to emerge the men’s Singles Champion at the ITTF Challenge tagged ‘Polish Open’. The Nigerian who has been listed among the Top 20 players in the world that will compete at the prestigious
The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been awarded the IAAF Bronze Label by the governing body of Athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). IAAF label races are designated as leading road races around the world and were first introduced in 2008. In that first year, only Gold and Silver Labels were awarded.
Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri returns to the global stage as the 2014 ITTF Star Player has been seeded No.1 in the 32-man seeding list released for the ITTF Challenge ‘Polish Open’, which serves off on Thursday, October 6, in Warsaw. Quadri who claimed his first title in the Portuguese League at the weekend after lifting the
The 21st edition of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Senior Championships tagged ‘Asaba 2018’ is going to hold from August 1st to 5th in Delta State, Nigeria. Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Secretary General, Amaechi Akawo who also serves as the Secretary of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the forthcoming championship, confirmed this
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has kick started the nomination process for the 2017 World Athlete of the Year Award after releasing the names of 20 high profile athletes on Monday. Ten male and ten female athletes have been shortlisted for the prestigious prize ahead of the IAAF Athletics Awards slated to hold
The curtain fell on the 3rd edition of the National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin, Kwara State on Saturday, September 16th, with the 4x100m Girls’ and Boys’ final, and the 4x400m mixed relays taking centre stage. The 4x100m mixed relays had taken place the previous day with Akwa Ibom storming to GOLD in 44.37s, while
Here are the full official results of all events from Athletics Day 1 to Day 4 at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State.