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Africa Games: Ogunlewe, Okagbare, to lead Nigeria’s athletics medal quest

Nigeria's medal hopefuls Ogunlewe and Okagbare ready to shine

 

Nigeria’ fastest man, Seye Ogunlewe will lead the country’s charge for medal in the men’s 200m event at the ongoing 12th Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco, SportingLife reports.

According to the entry list for Athletics at the Games made available on Thursday, the three-time national champion will don the colours of the country alongside Emmanuel Arowolo and Usheoritse Itsekiri.

Alphonsus Aniekeme, Chukwuma Rosemary and Ofili Favour Chukwuka will represent the country in the women’s 200m event.

Rave of the moment, Divine Oduduru to lead the country’s 100m team that also has Usheoritse Itsekiri and Raymond Ekevwo, while the women’s category will see Africa’s Queen of the Tracks, Blessing Okagbare – Ighoteguonor lead alongside Aniekeme Alphonsus and Joy Udo-Gabriel.

In the men’s 400m event, Nathaniel Samson, Ojeli Emmanuel and Okezie Anthony will represent Nigeria, while George Okon, Ofili Chukwuka and Obi Jecinta will compete in the women’s 400, event.

Tobi Amusan and Ayemoba Grace Ikaluse will represent Nigeria in the Women’s 100m Hurdles, while Abejoye Oyeniyi Ezekiel will compete in the Men’s 110m Hurdles.

Emmanuel Arowolo ready to battle for medal in Rabat

Women’s 4x400m Relay, Nigeria will have Akpan Abasiamo Uwemedimo, George Okon, Oladoye Blessing Lomi and Ossai Rita, while Adeyemi Sikiru Adewale, Akpeki Shedrack, Eraiyokan Orukpe Joseph and Ibadin Edose will team-up in the men’s Men’s 4x400m  Relay.

Seye Ogunlewe will team-up with Adegoke Enoch, Egwero Ogho-oghene and Ekevwo Raymond in the Men’s 4x100m Relay, while the Women’s 4x100m Relay will have Adekunle Bukola Jasper, Ntia-Obong Mercy, Nwokocha Nzubechi Grace and Ogundiran Blessing.

Seye Ogunlewe smiles after emerging all Nigeria champ

Nigeria will have Alowonle Rilwan Mohammed and Emoghene Timothy Onajite in the Men’s 400m Hurdles, and Akpan Abasiamo Uwemedim in the women’s 400m Hurdles.

Ibadin Edose will be Nigeria’s sole representative in the Men’s 800m, and Olude Fadekemi Florence will compete in the Women’s 20km Walk

Osadolor Aiyowieren Samuel will be in the Men’s Decathlon, while Francis Oluwakemi Ruth will compete in the Women’s Heptathlon.

Osadolor Aiyowieren Samuel will compete in both the Men’s Pole Vault and the Men’s Decathlon.

The duo of Anigbata Grace and Isah Esther will participate in the Women’s High Jump, while Erhire Omamuyovwi will be the country’s sole representative in the Men’s High Jump.

Reigning African champion Ese Brume and Anigbata Grace will compete in the Women’s Long Jump, while Anigbata Grace will compete in the Women’s Triple Jump.

Chinecherem Nnamdi Prosper and Kure Samuel Adams will campaign in the Men’s Javelin Throw, while Nwanaga Kelechi Promise will compete in the Women’s Javelin Throw.

The Athletics event will hold at the Stade Olympique – Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah in Rabat, Morocco from 26 to 30 August 2019

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