Queen Obisesan set a new National Record (NR) of 66.86 in the women's Hammer Throw .

Reigning National Champion and National Record (NR) holder in the women’s Hammer throw, Queen Obisesan, has joined the list of big names expected to headline the inaugural Making of Champions (MoC) Grand Prix taking centre stage at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Complex in Lagos, on June 12th and 13th, 2018.

Obisesan, who broke her NR earlier this year and represented Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, will compete in her specialist event, the Hammer throw, as well as the women’s Shot put.

Several elite athletes have continued to register for the event ahead of the June 8th (Friday) deadline, joining the likes of Emmanuel Arowolo, Yinka Ajayi, Glory Nathaniel and Samson Nathaniel.

Some of the latest entries include that of National Champion in the 100m Hurdles, Grace Ayemoba of Defenders, who will be taking part in the 100m/200m where she will go against Beijing 2008 4x100m Silver medallist Agnes Osazuwa, who has also registered for the event.

NSCDC’s multi-event athlete Kemi Francis will be in action in the hurdles, while talented middle distance runner Yinka Bamtefa will rekindle her rivalry with Aminat Alabi in women’s 800m race.

About 22 events will be featured at the MoC Grand Prix, with over N700,000 at stake in Prize Money. Athletes yet to register can click on this link to do so.

Yemi Galadima is a Senior Sportswriter and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games, Olympics and World Athletics Championships. She also freelances for World Athletics.


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