The Athletics Federation of Nigeria | AFN - Welcome to the official home of Athletics fans in Nigeria https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/rss.xml en Nigeria wins Relay Silver and Bronze medals at 2018 Commonwealth Games https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2018-04-16/nigeria-wins-relay-silver-bronze-medals-2018-commonwealth-games.html <div class="field field--name-field-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/4x400m-goldcoast.jpg?itok=lNUh0RZs" title="Women&#039;s 4x400m Relay last leg" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-164-ihmKSx0JGnc" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Women&#039;s 4x400m Relay last leg&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/4x400m-goldcoast.jpg?itok=6DKxzczO" width="825" height="552" alt="Women&#039;s 4x400m Relay last leg" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/afn/users/ysmedia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">YSMedia</span></span> <span>Mon, 16/04/2018 - 2:32am</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><h2><strong>Nigerian women's 4x100m relay team won the bronze medal in the women’s final at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.</strong></h2> <p>The quartet of <strong>Blessing Okagbare</strong>, <strong>Oluwatobiloba Amusan</strong>, <strong>Isoken Igbinosun</strong> and <strong>Rosemary Chukwuma</strong> clocked 42.72 seconds to take the bronze medal.</p> <p>The England quartet won the gold medal in a time of 42.46 secs while Jamaica claimed the silver in 42.52 secs.</p> <p>The women’s 4x400m quartet of <strong>Patience Okon-George</strong>, <strong>Glory Onome Nathaniel</strong>, <strong>Praise Idamadudu</strong> and <strong>Yinka Ajayi</strong> went a step further, claiming the silver medal in the women's relay later in the day in a time of 3:25:29.</p> <p>Jamaica won the gold medal in a time of 3:24:00 while Amantle Montsho led Botswana team smashed their national record to take bronze in 3:26.86.</p> <p>Earlier, the Nigerian quartet of <strong>Seye Ogunlewe</strong>, <strong>Ogho-Oghene Egwero</strong>, <strong>Usheorishe Itsekiri</strong> and <strong>Enoch Adegoke</strong> were disqualified in the men’s 4x100m for illegal exchange violation after dropping the baton.</p> <p>England won the gold with a season best of 38.13 while South Africa won silver with a national record of 38.24 secs. Jamaica took the bronze medal with a season best of 38.35 secs.</p> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-164" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-164" class="linkicon linkicon--inline linkicon--color linkicon--lime linkicon--button linkicon--medium linkicon--tooltip"><li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/athleticnigeria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Follow our Twitter Page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-twitter icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/athleticsafrica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Nigeria wins Relay Silver and Bronze medals at 2018…"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-video-camera icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li></ul></div> <section class="field field--name-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <b class="field__item"><a href="/afn/news/latest-news" hreflang="en">Latest News</a></b> </section> <span>Nigeria wins Relay Silver and Bronze medals at 2018 Commonwealth Games</span> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 01:32:34 +0000 YSMedia 164 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Amusan wins Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles gold at Gold Coast 2018 https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2018-04-14/amusan-wins-commonwealth-games-100m-hurdles-gold-gold-coast-2018.html <div class="field field--name-field-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/tobiloba-amusan.jpg?itok=qjgX5fCp" title="Nigeria&#039;s Tobiloba Amusan with other medallists in Gold Coast 2018 / Photo: athletics-africa.com" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-163-ihmKSx0JGnc" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Nigeria&#039;s Tobiloba Amusan with other medallists in Gold Coast 2018 / Photo: athletics-africa.com&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/tobiloba-amusan.jpg?itok=m5pv4VFF" width="825" height="552" alt="Nigeria&#039;s Tobiloba Amusan with other medallists in Gold Coast 2018 / Photo: athletics-africa.com" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/afn/users/ysmedia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">YSMedia</span></span> <span>Sat, 14/04/2018 - 2:11pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><h2><strong>Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan won the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdle final with a time of 12.68 seconds at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia on Friday.</strong></h2> <p>Tobiloba Amusan therefore became the first Nigerian ever to win the gold medal in the event, beating two Jamaican athletes Danielle Williams and Yanique Thompson to the top medal.</p> <p>Williams recorded a time of 12.78 seconds to win silver while Thompson won bronze with a time 12.97 seconds.</p> <p>Amusan had earlier won the her heat in the women’s 100m hurdles round 1 with a time of 12.73 seconds.</p> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-163" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-163" class="linkicon linkicon--inline linkicon--color linkicon--lime linkicon--button linkicon--medium linkicon--tooltip"><li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/athleticnigeria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Follow our Twitter Page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-twitter icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/athleticsafrica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Amusan wins Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles gold at Gold…"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-video-camera icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li></ul></div> <section class="field field--name-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <b class="field__item"><a href="/afn/news/latest-news" hreflang="en">Latest News</a></b> </section> <span>Amusan wins Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles gold at Gold Coast 2018</span> Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:11:32 +0000 YSMedia 163 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Full Results - 3rd AFN Golden League Meeting 2018 in Abuja https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2018-03-22/full-results-3rd-afn-golden-league-meeting-2018-abuja.html <div class="field field--name-field-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/albums/athletes.jpg?itok=kpr7LoZc" title="AFN competition" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-162-oJ9zLIFdf1o" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;AFN competition&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/albums/athletes.jpg?itok=qGcc9CrK" width="825" height="552" alt="AFN competition" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/afn/users/ysmedia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">YSMedia</span></span> <span>Thu, 22/03/2018 - 12:04am</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>Full Results of the 3rd Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League meeting held 16-17 March, 2018 at the Abuja National Stadium, FCT, Nigeria.</strong></p> <h3><strong>DOWNLOAD FULL RESULTS:</strong></h3> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Results-of-the-3rd-AFN-Golden-League-Abuja.-16th-and-17th-March-2018.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=210209" title="Results-of-the-3rd-AFN-Golden-League-Abuja.-16th-and-17th-March-2018.pdf">Official Results - 3rd AFN Golden League Meeting 2018 - Abuja, Nigeria - 16/17 March, 2018</a></span> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-162" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-162" class="linkicon linkicon--inline linkicon--color linkicon--lime linkicon--button linkicon--medium linkicon--tooltip"><li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/athleticnigeria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Follow our Twitter Page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-twitter icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li><li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/AFNNGR" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Visit our Facebook page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-facebook icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li></ul></div> <section class="field field--name-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <b class="field__item"><a href="/afn/news/afn-news" hreflang="en">AFN News</a></b> </section> <span>Full Results - 3rd AFN Golden League Meeting 2018 in Abuja</span> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:04:18 +0000 YSMedia 162 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Nigeria team of 37 announced for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2018-02-23/athletics-nigeria-selects-37-strong-squad-2018-commonwealth-games.html <div class="field field--name-field-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/queen-obisesan2.jpg?itok=Y8c8gUMR" title="Queen Obisesan" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-161-ihmKSx0JGnc" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Queen Obisesan&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/queen-obisesan2.jpg?itok=MVyxk_u9" width="825" height="552" alt="Queen Obisesan" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/afn/users/ysmedia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">YSMedia</span></span> <span>Fri, 23/02/2018 - 6:49pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>Here's the list of 37 athletes and four coaches that have been selected to represent Nigeria at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.</strong></p> <p>Commonwealth Games double sprint champion, Blessing Okagbare will lead the Athletics team to <a href="https://www.athletics-africa.com/s/topics/gold-coast-2018">Gold Coast 2018</a> as she attempts to defend her women’s 100m and 200m titles from Glasgow 2014.</p> <p><a href="https://www.athletics-africa.com/s/topics/blessing-okagbare">Okagbare</a> is expected to be joined by hurdler Tobiloba Amusan, former high jump champion <a href="https://www.athletics-africa.com/s/topics/doreen-amata">Doreen Amata</a>, national record-holder in the women’s 20km Walk, Fadekemi Olude, and veteran 400m runner Patience Okon-George.</p> <img alt="Team Nigeria - CWG Gold Coast 2018" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="acf43894-fc24-4c46-a478-94ece997191c" src="/afn/sites/default/files/inline-images/team-nigeria-gc2018.jpg" class="align-center" /> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-161" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-161" class="linkicon linkicon--inline linkicon--color linkicon--lime linkicon--button linkicon--medium linkicon--tooltip"><li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/athleticnigeria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Follow our Twitter Page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-twitter icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li></ul></div> <section class="field field--name-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <b class="field__item"><a href="/afn/news/afn-news" hreflang="en">AFN News</a></b> </section> <span>Nigeria team of 37 announced for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games</span> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:49:47 +0000 YSMedia 161 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Full Results - 2nd AFN Commonwealth Games 2018 Trials in Abuja https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2018-02-17/full-results-2nd-afn-commonwealth-games-2018-trials-abuja.html <div class="field field--name-field-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/Rosemary%20Chukwuma%2C%20Grace%20Ayemoba%20and%20Blessing%20Ogundiran-abuja-cwgtrials.jpg.jpg?itok=PwWo63JB" title="Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Ayemoba and Blessing Ogundiran in a close finish in the women&#039;s 100m final / Photo credit: SUPASHEGS.SPORTS" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-160-oJ9zLIFdf1o" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Ayemoba and Blessing Ogundiran in a close finish in the women&#039;s 100m final / Photo credit: SUPASHEGS.SPORTS&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/Rosemary%20Chukwuma%2C%20Grace%20Ayemoba%20and%20Blessing%20Ogundiran-abuja-cwgtrials.jpg.jpg?itok=lgAD9hXd" width="825" height="552" alt="Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Ayemoba and Blessing Ogundiran in a close finish in the women&#039;s 100m final / Photo credit: SUPASHEGS.SPORTS" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/afn/users/ysmedia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">YSMedia</span></span> <span>Sat, 17/02/2018 - 5:26pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>Full Results of the 2018 Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Commonwealth Games Trials, which was held inside the main bowl of the Abuja National Stadium from 14-16 February, 2018.</strong></p> <p>Highlights of the competition include the victory of <strong>Patience Okon-George</strong> in the women's 400m final - in a season's best time of 51.40 secs ahead of <strong>Yinka Ajayi</strong> in second 52.49 secs. <strong>Praise Idamadudu</strong> was third with 52.92 secs.</p> <p><strong>Emmanuel Bamidele</strong> took the men's 400m title in a personal best of 45.28 secs. <strong>Orukpe Erayokan </strong>finished second in 46.40 secs while <strong>Isah Salihu </strong>finished third in 46.56 secs.</p> <p>The 2018 Commonwealth Games Trials, which ended on Friday, is part of the criteria to be used  by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) to select Team Nigeria for the <strong>2018 Commonwealth Games</strong> in Gold Coast, Australia.</p> <h3><strong><i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i> VIEW OFFICIAL RESULTS BELOW:</strong></h3> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Complete%20Results%20of%20the%20National%20Trials%20for%20the%20Commonwealth%20Games%20-%202018.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=700810" title="Complete Results of the National Trials for the Commonwealth Games - 2018.pdf">FULL RESULTS - 2nd AFN Commonwealth Games 2018 Trials, Abuja</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Complete%20Relays%20Results%20of%20the%20National%20Trials%20for%20the%20Commonwealth%20Games%20-%202018.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=307698" title="Complete Relays Results of the National Trials for the Commonwealth Games - 2018.pdf">FULL RELAY RESULTS - 2nd AFN Commonwealth Games 2018 Trials, Abuja</a></span> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-160" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-160" class="linkicon linkicon--inline linkicon--color linkicon--lime linkicon--button linkicon--medium linkicon--tooltip"><li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/athleticnigeria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Follow our Twitter Page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-twitter icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li><li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/AFNNGR" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Visit our Facebook page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-facebook icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li></ul></div> <section class="field field--name-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <b class="field__item"><a href="/afn/news/latest-news" hreflang="en">Latest News</a></b> </section> <span>Full Results - 2nd AFN Commonwealth Games 2018 Trials in Abuja</span> Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:26:40 +0000 YSMedia 160 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn AFN Commonwealth Games Trials 2018 moved to Abuja - Feb 13-17 https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2018-02-02/afn-commonwealth-games-trials-2018-moves-abuja-feb-13-17.html <div class="field field--name-field-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/Patience%20Okon-George_abuja-cwgtrials.jpg.jpg?itok=uIsy1Ltk" title="Patience Okon-George / Photo credit: SUPASHEGS.SPORTS" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-159-ihmKSx0JGnc" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Patience Okon-George / Photo credit: SUPASHEGS.SPORTS&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/Patience%20Okon-George_abuja-cwgtrials.jpg.jpg?itok=w6150AwI" width="825" height="552" alt="Patience Okon-George / Photo credit: SUPASHEGS.SPORTS" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/afn/users/ysmedia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">YSMedia</span></span> <span>Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:10pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p> </p> <p>The 21st Commonwealth Games Trials, initially scheduled to hold at the National Stadium Uyo, has been moved to the mainbowl of the <strong>National Stadium in Abuja</strong> from <strong>13-17 February, 2018</strong>.</p> <p>All State / Club is expected to pay an annual affiliation fee of <strong>N100,000</strong> while all athletes participating that have not registered yet must do so before 10 February.</p> <p>All athletes are expected to be around and Clubs must register each athlete for the trials with <strong>N2,000</strong> before the opening day.</p> <p>Also Tuesday 13 February has been set aside for invitational relays for secondary school students based in Abuja and the FCT.</p> <p>The XXI Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, between 4-15 April, 2018.</p> <img alt="AFN moves Gold Coast 2018 Trials to Abuja" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="40f3730e-fa67-48e2-8119-8a684cc1a81c" src="/afn/sites/default/files/inline-images/afn-trials-2018-memo.jpg" class="align-center" /> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-159" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-159" class="linkicon linkicon--inline linkicon--color linkicon--lime linkicon--button linkicon--medium linkicon--tooltip"><li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/athleticnigeria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Follow our Twitter Page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-twitter icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li><li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/AFNNGR" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Visit our Facebook page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-facebook icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li></ul></div> <section class="field field--name-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <b class="field__item"><a href="/afn/news/afn-news" hreflang="en">AFN News</a></b> </section> <span>AFN Commonwealth Games Trials 2018 moved to Abuja - Feb 13-17</span> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:10:44 +0000 YSMedia 159 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Full Results - 2nd AFN Golden League Meet 2018 in Port Harcourt https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2018-01-31/full-results-2nd-afn-golden-league-meet-2018-port-harcourt.html <div class="field field--name-field-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/afnlogo.jpg?itok=bOe6i8NO" title="Athletics Federation of Nigeria Logo image" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-158-oJ9zLIFdf1o" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Athletics Federation of Nigeria Logo image&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/afnlogo.jpg?itok=tBxnF6e_" width="825" height="552" alt="Athletics Federation of Nigeria Logo image" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/afn/users/ysmedia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">YSMedia</span></span> <span>Wed, 31/01/2018 - 3:48pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>Full Results of the 2nd Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League meeting held on 27 and 28 January 2018 at the University of Port Harcourt Sports Centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.</strong></p> <p>The highlight of the meet was in the women's Hammer event.</p> <p><strong>Queen Obisesan,</strong> who is the national champion, sets a new national record with a throw of 65.01 metres to erased her own national mark of 63.79m - set in Ilorin in 2013.</p> <p>Obisesan therefore edged the ‘B’ standard of 61.70m set for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, but she's still a long way from the ‘A’ standard of 67.30m.</p> <h3><strong>RESULTS:</strong></h3> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Results%20of%20the%202nd%20AFN%20Golden%20League%20-%20PortHarcourt.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=527051" title="Results of the 2nd AFN Golden League - PortHarcourt.pdf">Official Results - 2nd AFN Golden League Meeting 2018 - University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria - 27/28 January 2018</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Relays%20Results%20-%202nd%20AFN%20Golden%20League%20-%20Port%20Harcourt.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=278780" title="Relays Results - 2nd AFN Golden League - Port Harcourt.pdf">RELAY Results - 2nd AFN Golden League Meeting 2018 - University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria - 27/28 January 2018</a></span> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-158" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-158" class="linkicon linkicon--inline linkicon--color linkicon--lime linkicon--button linkicon--medium linkicon--tooltip"><li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/athleticnigeria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Follow our Twitter Page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-twitter icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li><li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/afnngr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Visit our Facebook page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-facebook icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li></ul></div> <section class="field field--name-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <b class="field__item"><a href="/afn/news/afn-news" hreflang="en">AFN News</a></b> </section> <span>Full Results - 2nd AFN Golden League Meet 2018 in Port Harcourt</span> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:48:29 +0000 YSMedia 158 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Venue Change: AFN Golden League moved to Port Harcourt https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2018-01-09/venue-change-afn-golden-league-moved-port-harcourt.html <div class="field field--name-field-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/adokie-amasiemeka-port-harcourt.jpg?itok=_8tsBzIm" title="Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-157-oJ9zLIFdf1o" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/adokie-amasiemeka-port-harcourt.jpg?itok=0Xh7IecR" width="825" height="552" alt="Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/afn/users/ysmedia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">YSMedia</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/01/2018 - 10:15pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p class="entry-title"> </p> <p class="entry-title"><strong>Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League 2018, which was initially slated to hold in Lagos from 26-27 January, has been moved to the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.</strong></p> <p class="entry-title">Please find the memo from the AFN secretariat to clubs and state associations on Monday below.</p> <h2 class="entry-title"><strong><i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i> Read the Circular from the AFN Secretariat:</strong></h2> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/afn-move-golden-league-port-harcourt.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=88579" title="afn-move-golden-league-port-harcourt.pdf">2nd AFN Golden League switches to Port-Harcourt</a></span> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-157" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-157" class="linkicon linkicon--inline linkicon--color linkicon--lime linkicon--button linkicon--medium linkicon--tooltip"><li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/athleticnigeria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Follow our Twitter Page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-twitter icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li><li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/afnnga" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Visit our Facebook page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-facebook icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li></ul></div> <section class="field field--name-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <b class="field__item"><a href="/afn/news/afn-news" hreflang="en">AFN News</a></b> </section> <span>Venue Change: AFN Golden League moved to Port Harcourt</span> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:15:42 +0000 YSMedia 157 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Full Results - 1st AFN Commonwealth Games 2018 Trials in Abuja https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2017-12-12/full-results-1st-afn-commonwealth-games-2018-trials-abuja.html <div class="field field--name-field-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/100m-Final-Mark-Jelk-Egwero-Edwards-Seye-calabar2014b.jpg?itok=PfuR5pOB" title="Nigeria&#039;s men 100m final" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-156-oJ9zLIFdf1o" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Nigeria&#039;s men 100m final&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/100m-Final-Mark-Jelk-Egwero-Edwards-Seye-calabar2014b.jpg?itok=MWxiGXzE" width="825" height="552" alt="Nigeria&#039;s men 100m final" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/afn/users/ysmedia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">YSMedia</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/12/2017 - 8:32pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p> </p> <p><strong>Full Results of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Commonwealth Games 2018 Trials which was held inside the main bowl of the Abuja National Stadium on Thursday and Friday, 7-8 December 2017.</strong></p> <p>Highlights of the men's 100m saw <strong>Ogho-Oghene Egwero</strong> edging out AFN All-Comers winner <strong>Usheorishe Itsekiri</strong> for victory in a time of 10.37 secs. Itsekiri clocked a season's best time of 10.44 secs to place second ahead of <strong>Gerald Odeka</strong>, who finished in third in 10.61 secs.</p> <p>The next Commonwealth Games Trials comes up in the city of Uyo from the <strong>14 - 17 February, 2018</strong>.</p> <h3><strong><i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i> VIEW OFFICIAL RESULTS BELOW:</strong></h3> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Full-Results-AFN-Nigeria-CWG-Trials-for-Camping-December-2017.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=664393" title="Full-Results-AFN-Nigeria-CWG-Trials-for-Camping-December-2017.pdf">OFFICIAL RESULTS - 1st AFN Commonwealth Games 2018 Trials in Abuja - December 7-8, 2017</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Commonwealth%20Games%20Trials%20Abuja-100m-Women-Final.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=357167" title="Commonwealth Games Trials Abuja-100m-Women-Final.pdf">RESULTS - 100m Women - 1st AFN Commonwealth Games 2018 Trials in Abuja - December 7-8, 2017</a></span> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-156" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-156" class="linkicon linkicon--inline linkicon--color linkicon--lime linkicon--button linkicon--medium linkicon--tooltip"><li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/athleticnigeria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Follow our Twitter Page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-twitter icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li></ul></div> <section class="field field--name-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <b class="field__item"><a href="/afn/news/afn-news" hreflang="en">AFN News</a></b> </section> <span>Full Results - 1st AFN Commonwealth Games 2018 Trials in Abuja</span> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:32:24 +0000 YSMedia 156 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Itsekiri, Bamidele shine at 2017 AFN Golden League meeting in Kaduna https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2017-12-03/itsekiri-bamidele-shine-2017-afn-golden-league-meeting-kaduna.html <div class="field field--name-field-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/afn-golden-league-kaduna-2017.jpg?itok=GJFvlt3q" title="Usheoritse Itsekiri winning the 100m in Kaduna / Photo credit: Gong News" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-154-oJ9zLIFdf1o" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Usheoritse Itsekiri winning the 100m in Kaduna / Photo credit: Gong News&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/afn-golden-league-kaduna-2017.jpg?itok=hSf3pTlE" width="825" height="552" alt="Usheoritse Itsekiri winning the 100m in Kaduna / Photo credit: Gong News" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/afn/users/ysmedia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">YSMedia</span></span> <span>Sun, 03/12/2017 - 6:49pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p> </p> <p><strong>Usheoritse Itsekiri stormed to a season’s best of 10.46 to win men's 100m final, remaining unbeaten this season, on the second day of the AFN Golden League meeting at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Saturday December 2, 2017.</strong></p> <p>Jerry Jakpa finished in second place (10.49) ahead of veteran sprinter Obinna Metu (10.49), Adegoke Enoch (10.67), Abejoye Oyeniyi (10.73) and Ojeikere Precious (10.82) in that order. Abiola Soyemi (10.87) was 7th while Edwin Peter returned 11.38 in eight place..</p> <p>Isoken Igbinosun won the women’s 100m final, crossing the finish in 11.42 with a wind aided race reading at +2.5m/s.</p> <p>Maria Thompson-Omokwe led for the first 80m. Igbinosun who was absent at the All-Comers meet which took place a week ago in Abuja, stopped the clock in a time 11.42 (+2.5). Thompson-Omokwe (11.52) and Marvelous Asemota (11.70) came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.</p> <p>Abejoye Oyeniyi and Grace Ayemoba were the athletes to beat in the men’s 110m Hurdles and women’s 100m Hurdles as they emerged victorious, clocking 14.21 and 13.60 respectively.</p> <p>In the men’s 400m final, Bamidele Emmanuel made it a double triumph within the space of a week as he sped away from the rest of the field to cross the finish line in a time of 46.48.</p> <p>Orukpe Erayokan (47.07) who was left chasing Bamidele towards the home straight, settled for 2nd while Emmanuel Ojeli set a new PB of 47.74 to finish third.</p> <p>Ifunanya Muoghalu set a new PB to win the women's 400m final in a time of 54.50.</p> <p>Grace Anigbata (1.75m) won the women’s High Jump, while the duo of Tobechukwu Nwokocha (7.15m) and Pius Nzube (15.85m) won the men’s Long Jump and Triple Jump respectively.</p> <p>In the women’s relay events, Team Civil Defence (44.87s) made up of the quartet of Ayemoba, Thompson- Omokwe, Igbinosun and Asemota finished three seconds ahead of Team MoC to win the women’s 4x100m race.</p> <p>In Javelin, Customs man, Kure Samuel Adams won with 70.35m leaving behind Prison’s Ezeofor Kenechukwu and Civil Defender Pius Nzuba to take second and third positions with 64.72m and 32.92m respectively.</p> <p>The female had no surprises. Civil Defender Nwanaga Kelechi won with 52.62m. the second place went to her compatriot Francis Ruth Oluwakemi who had 35.93m. Edeh Nebechi of Immigration had 32.73m and Eze Chinonso of Prisons had 29.83m.</p> <p><strong>The next leg of the AFN Golden League is scheduled to hold on the weekend of 26 - 27 of January, 2018 in Lagos.</strong></p> <h3><strong><i class="fa fa-file-pdf-o"></i> VIEW OFFICIAL RESULTS BELOW:</strong></h3> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Full-Results-AFN-Golden%20League-Kaduna-November-2017.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=621931" title="Full-Results-AFN-Golden League-Kaduna-November-2017.pdf">OFFICIAL RESULTS - Day 1 &amp; 2 - AFN Golden League Meeting Kaduna - Dec 1-2, 2017</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Results-AFN-Golden-League-Kaduna-Relay%20Races.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=382351" title="Results-AFN-Golden-League-Kaduna-Relay Races.pdf">RESULTS - TEAM RELAYS - AFN Golden League Meeting Kaduna - Dec 1-2, 2017</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/RESULTS-Day-One-AFN-Golden-League-Kaduna-2017.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=519782" title="RESULTS-Day-One-AFN-Golden-League-Kaduna-2017.pdf">RESULTS - Day One - AFN Golden League Meeting Kaduna - Dec 1-2, 2017</a></span> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-154" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-154" class="linkicon linkicon--inline linkicon--color linkicon--lime linkicon--button linkicon--medium linkicon--tooltip"><li><a href="https://www.twitter.com/athleticnigeria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" class="linkicon__item" data-title="Follow our Twitter Page"><span class="linkicon__icon fa fa-twitter icon" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="linkicon__text">Follow us</span></a></li></ul></div> <section class="field field--name-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <b class="field__item"><a href="/afn/news/afn-news" hreflang="en">AFN News</a></b> </section> <span>Itsekiri, Bamidele shine at 2017 AFN Golden League meeting in Kaduna</span> Sun, 03 Dec 2017 17:49:29 +0000 YSMedia 154 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn