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World Athletics Championships:  Okagbare, Ekevwo, 23 Others To fly Nigeria’s flag

Olympic medalist Blessing Okagbare, Africa Games 100meters champion Raymond Ekevwo and  23 others will fly the country’s flag at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Blessing Okagbare
Blessing Okagbare

The  17th edition of the IAAF world athletics championships is scheduled to hold between September 27 and October 6 2019.

In the provisional entry list made available by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in a statement yesterday, the association said that 1,928 athletes from 209 teams would be in action.

It said that the 1,928 entries comprised of 1,039 men and 889 women.

The athletes registered for the 100m men are, Raymond Ekevwo, Usheoritse Itsekiri and Divine Oduduru, while Emmanuel Arowolo and Oduduru will feature in the 200m.

 

Raymond Ekevwo
Raymond Ekevwo

Edose Ibadin is the only athlete registered for the 800m, while Rilwan Alonwonle will be slugging it out in the 400m.

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi will feature in the shot put, while the 4x100m comprise of Enoch Adegoke, Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Seye Ogunlewe, Arowolo, Ekevwo, Itsekiri and Oduduru.

In the women’s category, Blessing Okagbare will be competing in the 100m and 200m while Patience Okon-George and Favour Ofili will feature in the 400m.

Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume will represent the country in 100m hurdles and long jump respectively, while Oyesade Adetoye and Chioma Onyekwere will compete in the shot put and discus respectively.

Rosemary Chukwuma, Bukola Jasper-Emiabata, Blessing Ogundiran, Mercy Ntia-Obong, Joy Udo-Gabriel, Amusan, Brume and Okagbare would compete in the 4x100m.

Abike Egbeniyi , Blessing Oladoye, Blessing Ovwighoadjebreis, Okon-George and Favour  Ofili will compete in the 4x400m.

 

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About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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