4. Men’s Triple Jump
The men’s Triple Jump is one of the events to watch out for this year. Multiple National Champion Tosin Oke has been Nigeria’s best Triple Jumper for almost a decade now.
He further extended his dominance to the continental level when he regained his African title with an SB of 17.13m, thereby moving him to No.8 in the world presently.
The African Games Champion will be the favourite once again to retain his national title in Sapele. But he’ll definitely be on the watch-out for upcoming guns in Olumide Olamigoke, Kola Adedoyin and Felix Obi.
Olamigoke has a PB of 16.98m which was set last year at the African Games in Brazzaville, giving him a ticket to Rio. This year, he made his first outdoor appearance in Durban, leaping to an SB of 16.53m, and finishing 5th in the event.
Adedoyin has also had a quiet season thus far. He was a surprise Bronze medallist at the Trials last year, and will definitely be aiming to step things up for an improved podium finish, and probably get the Olympic ticket.
Obi is the new kid on the block when it comes to Nigeria’s Triple Jump with the Baylor University undergraduate having an SB of 16.40m.
The 22-year old will definitely be hoping for his first national podium placement, thereby upsetting the 1-2-3 finish of Oke, Olamigoke and Adedoyin at the 2015 edition in Warri.