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Nigeria’s Ogho-Oghene Egwero was one of several African athletes in action at the 20th edition of the LA Meeting Anhalt in Dessau, Germany, this past weekend.

The former Nigerian Champion clocked a Season’s Best (SB) of 10.27s to place 3rd in the men’s 100m final which was won by Turkey’s Jak Ali Harvey in 10.05s, while Commonwealth Games Silver medallist Henricho Bruintjies followed in 2nd with a time of 10.22s.

Egwero had earlier returned a time of 10.33s in the heats to qualify for the A final at the Paul-Greifzu Stadium.

Several top names headlined the meet including reigning Olympic Champion in the men’s Javelin throw Thomas Rohler; London 2017 Pole vault Champion Sam Kendricks, Commonwealth Games 400m Champion Amantle Montsho, former World Champions Shawn Barber and Julius Yego, and a host of others.

Montsho won the women’s 400m in a time of 51.92s to finish ahead of USA’s Harper Diana (52.53s) and Micha Powell of Canada (53.76s).

Kerron Stewart dominated the women’s 100m in 11.30s, while Joana Atkins raced to the women’s 200m title, crossing the line in 23.03s.

Rohler threw a distance of 90.75m to take the win in the men’s Javelin, and was followed by Andreas Hoffman (87.22m), Marcin Krukowski (82.42m) and Yego (80.13m).

Kendricks was the man to beat in the Pole vault which he won with a mark of 5.70m, with Shawn Barber settling for 2nd with the same mark.

Sosthene Moguenara clinched the women’s Long Jump title with her leap of 6.67m.


Yemi Olus is a Senior Sports Writer 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 National Sports Festival and the African Athletics Championships, and has also freelanced for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).


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