This month, the Top Sprinter Auditions are going NATIONWIDE, with two locations confirmed for Athletes all over Nigeria to STORM CAMP! And what a camp it will be to storm, with no less than FOUR Olympic Medallists who have done Nigeria proud in times past CONFIRMED as the Top Sprinter Coaches for these Regional Auditions, set to hold in Ibadan on March 14th & 15th, and then the following weekend in Enugu on March 20th & 21st!
Top Sprinter Coach for the Lagos Auditions, Deji Aliu, will be joined by an illustrious cast including his fellow Olympic Bronze Medallist, Uchenna Emedolu, and Olympic Silver Medallists Glory Alozie and Francis Obikwelu, who will be jetting in from their respective bases in Spain and Portugal to be part of Top Sprinter Genesis! They are all among the fastest people EVER to don the green and white of Team Nigeria!
Aliu and Emedolu were both among the quartet that won Nigeria’s last medal in the 4x100m at the Olympics – Bronze at Athens 2004. Glory Alozie won World Championship Silver in 1999 and Olympic Silver in 2000 for Nigeria in the 100m Hurdles and to date she is still the African Record Holder in the event (12.44s)! Obikwelu won World Championship Bronze for Nigeria in 1999 before going on to win Olympic Silver for Portugal in 2004. He still holds the Nigerian 200m Record (19.84s), and is also Europe’s fastest ever man (9.86s)!
Aliu, Emedolu and Obikwelu are among the EIGHT men in Nigeria’s history to have broken 10 seconds in the 100m, while Alozie is one of only FIVE Naija women to have run sub-11 seconds – we’re talking about very ESTEEMED COMPANY here!