Regardless of not being the best performing team in Eugene, Team Royal Nuts still kept its spot at the top of our Fantasy Diamond Race League, thereby signaling to others that it would be difficult to catch him after his breathtaking start in the league.

Nonetheless, Team Growing Up did just enough to claim victory in Eugene after accumulating a total of 197 points to fend off competition from its closest challenger, Team Tobi Amusan, who finished with 195 points.

Like the name of his team infers, it has been a steady rise to the top for Team Growing Up as it would interest you to know that his team placed a distant 31st at the opening leg of the Diamond League in Doha.

How the teams placed after the Eugene Diamond League.

After clinching victory in the women’s 1500m race in Doha, Team Growing up opted to pick Caster Semenya as his captain as she competed in the 800m. She not only repaid the faith by emerging victorious, she also set a Meeting Record (MR) of 1:55.92, which helped him get 60 points.

Also, despite picking Sandra Morris and Conselsus Kipruto, who didn’t win their respective events, the duo of Ryan Crouser and Thomas Rohler both made it up for his team as they both set MRs.

For 2nd place Team Tobi Amusan, it was a perfect day as all the athletes selected won their respective events. Nevertheless, his greatest undoing was the fact that only two of the athletes he selected set MRs, and he also got double points for picking Caster Semenya as his captain.

It was a tie for 3rd place, as the duo of Team Esther Michael and Team Peter Ibironke ended up with 177 points. However, Esther Michael Team was given the nod for the 3rd spot as she has accumulated more points across the three legs of the contest.

How the teams are currently ranked in our league.

AIRTIME WINNERS for #DiamondRaceContest DAY 3

There will be ₦3,000 Airtime available to the public each Diamond League Day, so who were the Top 3 finishers on Day 1 in the MoC League who are not MoC staff, and how will the Airtime be shared?

1st – Growing Up Team – 197points

2nd – Team Tobi Amusan – 195 points

3rd – Esther Michael’s Team– 177 points

The prizes for the Top 3 are ₦1500, ₦1000 & ₦500 Airtime respectively, to a phone number of choice within Nigeria. If you are a winner and have not won our airtime before, kindly send an email with subject: “Airtime Redemption for #DiamondRaceContest” to [email protected] In the mail, kindly state your name, team name and phone number,as well as the network to redeem the airtime to.

Remember to start making your team transfers for Rome Diamond League to stand a chance of winning some of our prizes.

There are very few things in life that make me happy, but talking and writing Sports has to be at the top. I honed my broadcasting skills at the University of Lagos Radio Station and have free-lanced for platforms like Top Radio and Superscreen TV amongst others. Deji loves running commentaries on Football matches and Athletics, and is now a Junior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. He hopes to become a Sports Agent in the future.


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