Every Track & Field season there are athletes who were previously unheralded in the disciplines they excelled in and others who, though already established, pushed beyond the boundaries expected of them or imaginable. Based on these criteria, here our five breakthrough athletes that Making of Champions has singled out for special commendation in 2014:
It was an afternoon of excitement and competition as over 200 athletes representing various track clubs from the country challenged each other to their best in preparation for the upcoming season on Friday, 12thDecember at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. The competition, which is the first edition of the Coaches Challenge by the
Nigerian athletes and coaches are set to begin the 2015 season on a good note with the 1st edition of the Coaches Challenge by the Track & Field Coaches Association of Nigeria (TAFCON), an off season competition slated to take centre stage at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Friday, 12th December, 2014. According to
Here’s the concluding part of the countdown of our Top 8 African Athletics Performers of the 2014 season, which we kicked off last week with Nos. 8 to 5. Here are the Top 4 African Athletes of the year! 4. BLESSING OKAGBARE Currently nicknamed ‘Africa’s queen of the track’, the Beijing 2008 bronze medalist is
The breakthrough performances of many South African athletes in 2014 has confirmed the country’s status as the reigning powerhouse of athletics on the continent. There is no denying that South Africa’s dominance in African athletics, took a sharp nosedive since their triumph at the 2008 African Championships in Addis Ababa, which completed a hat-trick of
In the sporting world, Cote d’ Ivoire is well known as a power house in African football , and globally for the production of stars such as Didier Drogba, the Toure brothers (Kolo and Yaya), and a host of other big names. About a decade ago, suggesting that the West African country would produce a
Team Nigeria athletes put up a commendable outing during the 2014 Athletics season. Some athletes stood out based on their individual performances, personal records and medals won in their various events. Here’s a countdown of the TOP 12 athletics performers whom we think stood out exceptionally well for the Green-White-Green of Nigeria: 12. CHINWE OKORO:
The tragic trend of Nigeria’s “Brawn Drain” looks set to continue unabated. Another promising Nigerian athlete who has been lost to Bahrain this year is Abbas Abubakar, who first came to national reckoning at the 2012 National Sports Festival (NSF) in Nigeria, finishing second in the 400m in a distant 47.13s behind Orukpe Erayokan (46.27s).
Team Nigeria’s Dominique Duncan is set to take her place amongst some of the world’s best athletes in the women’s 200m as the IAAF Continental Cup takes off in Morocco this weekend. Duncan first donned the green and white colours this year, having switched allegiance from the USA, and she placed third at the National
Nigerian and African 110m Hurdles champion, Tyron Akins, will face the world’s best hurdlers in Marrakech as the IAAF Continental Cup takes center stage this weekend. Akins, who recently switched allegiances from Team USA to Nigeria, emerged national 110 hurdles champion at the National Trials in Calabar in June and has not looked back since.