A total of 60 Coaches from all over the Federation participated in the programme. Apart from the open parlour which was created for intimate and frank discussion on the general issues affecting the optimum performance of our athletes and coaches, 4 other papers were presented formally.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) seminar for track and field coaches in the country got off to a brilliant start yesterday at the Media Centre of the National Stadium in Lagos with most resource persons suggesting ways to return Nigeria to winning ways at the next Olympics in Brazil.
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare put up an impressive showing at the 2012 Prefontaine Classic - Samsung Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon, US on Saturday placing third in the women’s 200m race in a PB 22.63 seconds.
Blessing Okagbare at the weekend missed winning her first Samsung Diamond League long jump gold as American Janay DeLoach lept 6.73m to snatch victory and was third in the women's 200m, equalling her personal best 22.71 secs in windy conditions.in Shanghai, China.