Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is not aware of any track and field competition purportedly scheduled for March 17- 18 at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume have been conferred with national honours of Order of the Niger (OON) by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan won the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles final in a ‘world record time’, albeit windy, 12.06 (+2.5) at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.
Olympic bronze medallist Ese Brume leapt to a distance of 7.02 metres to secure the silver medal in the women’s Long Jump at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.
Grace Nwokocha ran an outstanding anchor leg to help Nigerian women’s 4x100m relay quartet set a new African record of 42.22 secs at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.
Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, world ranked No.14, produced a national shot put record of 21.77m to beat Brazilian favourite Darlan Romani at the 35th Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo – the first leg of 2019 IAAF World Challenge and IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge – on Sunday 28 April.
Nigerian sprinter Divine Oduduru smashed his national 200m record and clocked a new world fastest time in the 100m race at the Michael Johnson Invitational meeting in Waco, Texas on Saturday 20 April.