Since last claiming victory at the opening leg of the Diamond Race contest, Team Royal Nuts once again showed that they’ve got what it takes to win, brushing aside all competition to emerge victorious in the Oslo leg of the contest.

Compared to what we saw in Doha and Shanghai, there were very few Meeting Records (MR) in Oslo, with only the duo of Abderrahman Samba and Tom Walsh making sure that they surpassed the feat of previous athletes who competed in their respective disciplines.

As you know, selecting athletes that set MRs not only doubles your points on that athlete, it also gets you a massive 60 points when you pick them as your captain.

Team Royal Nuts was brave enough to select the new rave of the moment, Abderrahman Samba, with the Qatari athlete racing to another MR, clocking a time of 49.60s on his way to winning the men’s 400m Hurdles.

Points scored by each team in the Oslo Diamond League

Another rabbit he pulled off from his hat in Oslo was picking both Ryan Crouser and Tom Walsh, as both athletes competed in the Shot Put. Despite Walsh going on to win the event and also setting an MR, Crouser also placed 2nd, thereby gulping a massive 40 points on both athletes.

In total, Team Royal Nuts accumulated 185 points. Gregory Airende’s team placed 2nd with 175 points, while Omologe Akpomiemie’s team garnered 170 points to finish in 3rd place.

The Overall standings of the “MoC 2018 League ” after Oslo

AIRTIME WINNERS for #DiamondRaceContest DAY 5

There will be N3,000 worth of airtime available to the public each Diamond League day, although owing to our Terms and Conditions which states that “Airtime can only be redeemed to Nigeria-based phone numbers”, Shadrack Akpozih’s Team who placed 4th in our league, would be upgraded to 3rd place.

So who were the Top finishers on Day 1 in the MoC League who are not MoC staff, and how will the Airtime be shared?

1st – Gregory Airende (Gregory Airende’s Team) – 175 points

2nd – Omologe Akpomiemie (Omologe Akpomiemie) – 170 points

3rd – Shadrack Akpozih (Shadrack Akpozih’s Team) – 167 points

The prizes for the Top 3 are: N1500, N1000 & N500 worth of airtime respectively, to a phone number of choice within Nigeria. To redeem your prizes, 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.

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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here