African Discus Champion Nwanneka Okwelogu continued her winning streak at the 2016 Nigerian Trials in Sapele, claiming National titles in both the Discus and Shot put events. Both titles came easy for the Harvard undergraduate after team mates and rivals Chinwe Okoro, Claire Uke and Chioma Onyekwere failed to make the trip down to Nigeria.
Olumide Olamigoke claimed his first National title, jumping to a Season’s Best (SB) of 16.70m to win the men’s Triple Jump on Day 2 of the Nigerian Trials at the Sapele Township Stadium in Delta State. The African Games Silver medallist became the favourite for the win after it was confirmed that multiple National Champion
It was sweet revenge for Henry Okorie in the men’s 400m Hurdles final as he reclaimed his National title from Miles Ukaoma on the last day of the Nigerian Trials holding at the Sapele Township Stadium in Delta State. Okorie, who recently returned from a training tour in Europe, had to contend with the rain
The 2016 Nigerian Trials in Sapele has been a fantastic one for Divine Oduduru who scooped two medals on Day 2 of the championship, clocking a time of 10.25s to place 2nd in the 100m, before racing to the 200m title in 20.51s. It was a close call as Paul Dedewo followed hard but eventually
Winning the men and women’s 5,000m titles on Day 1 of the Nigerian Trials in Sapele was only the first step for Emmanuel Gyang and Deborah Pam. The pair went on to claim the men and women’s 10,000m GOLD medals on Day 2 of the competition at the Sapele Township Stadium in Delta State. Pam
Blessing Okagbare completed the double on Friday, clocking 22.77s to win the women’s 200m title at the 2016 Nigerian Olympic Trials held in Sapele, Delta State. It was a race she had firm control of, coming out of the bend nicely and striding to victory, opening a big gap between her closest challengers. Olivia Ekpone
Men’s 400m was one of the moments of Day 2 at the Nigerian Olympic Trials, not for the fast times but the tensed atmosphere it generated before Adekunle Fasasi won the National title clocking a time of 46.22s. Fasasi held off the challenge of former champion Chidi Okezie who wasn’t afar off to nick the
Patience Okon George proved why she is the best female quarter-miler in the country at the moment, powering to two consecutive 400m national titles at the Nigerian Olympic Trials held in Sapele, Delta State. It was a race completely stacked with Nigeria’s best female 400m runners, and could have gone either way with the caliber
Here are the official results of Day 1 of the Nigerian Trials in Sapele, Delta State. The championships end on Friday, July 8, 2016.
Here is the official Schedule of Events for Day 2 of the ongoing Nigerian Trials in Sapele, Delta State.