The quest to attain remarkable performances ahead of next month’s World Championships continued for Nìgerian athletes over the weekend.

World Record (WR) holder, Tobi Amusan secured her first Diamond League victory for 2023 when she cruised to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 12.52s under wet conditions at the Stockholm Diamond League in Sweden, finishing ahead of Sarah Lavin (12.73s) and Pia Skrzyszowska (12.78s).

A few days prior, she finished 2nd to Olympic Champion Jasmine Camacho Quinn (12.40s) in an equal Season’s Best (SB) of 12.47s.

Over at Nembro, Ifeanyi Ojeli finished 2nd in the men’s 400m with a new Personal Best (PB) of 45.63s at the Meeting Internazionale Citta De Nembro in Italy. This is the fastest time he has raced since the Gaborone Invitational in 2019 when he broke 46s for the first time in his career. South Africa’s Lythe Pillay won the competition with a time of 45.33s.

At the Edmonton Invitational in Canada, Usheoritse Itsekiri dashed to a solid 10.21s to win the men’s 100m while Edose Ibadin finished 7th in the men’s 800m with a time of 1:53.66s.

On the field, African Record Holder, Ese Brume placed 5th in the women’s Long Jump with a mark of 6.51m, behind eventual winner Larissa Iapichino (6.69m) and Malaika Mihambo (6.66m) at the Stockholm Diamond League.



Gregory Airende is an enthusiastic Sportswriter and Analyst who has an in-depth knowledge of various sports like Athletics, Football, Basketball, and Gymnastics. His work experience include being a content writer at The Athletic Heat, to a Football Analyst at Sportskeeda and now a Junior Sportswriter at Making of Champions.


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