The first leg of the Fantasy Diamond Race Contest which took place in Doha produced some interesting winners as players capitalized on some athletes setting Meeting Records (MR) to move top of the pile in the Making Of Champions (MoC) 2019 League.

As we’ve seen in the previous Diamond Leagues (DL) in Doha, the city has a knack for inspiring athletes to setting various kind of records. This year, it was Swede, Daniel Sthal who was in inspired form, as he set an MR, Diamond League Record (DLR), and World Lead (WL) in the men’s Discus Throw.

With few people able to envisage the Swede performing so spectacularly, it was Okelu Onyeka (Okelu Onyeka’s Team) who picked the player as his captain and it paid huge dividend. Also, the player selected Caster Semenya and Dalilah Muhammad in his team, as both athletes gave him 60 points in total.

The race for 2nd & 3rd position was fiercely fought out with both players scoring 180 points alongside the 4th placed player. However, the nod for 2nd place was giving to Esther Micheal-who retains her 2nd place spot from this leg of the contest last year.

After goofing by selecting Tom Walsh who didn’t win the men’s Shot Put as his captain, Chukwudi Igwe’s Team was still able to claim 3rd position after picking 6 other winners in their discipline, churning in 180 points too.

AIRTIME WINNERS for #DiamondRaceContest DAY 1

There will be N3,000 worth of airtime available to the public each Diamond League day.

NB: “Airtime can only be redeemed to Nigeria-based phone numbers.

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 – Okelu Onyeka (Okelu Onyeka’s Team) – 190 points

2nd – Esther Micheal (Esther Michael’s Team) – 180 points

3rd – Chukwudi Igwe (Chukwudi Igwe’s Team) – 180 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.

If you have not joined the League yet, see all the instructions you need to join here

Remember to start making your team transfers for Shanghai Diamond League. For those who missed picking the 9 athletes on their team for Doha, now is the time to do it for Shanghai!

There are 14 Diamond League days altogether, so there is still plenty of time to catch up and WIN the fantastic merchandise on offer to the public at the end of the Diamond League if you can claw your way back and finish among the Top 3 players by September!

Best of luck to all the players!

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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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