The Athletics Federation of Nigeria | AFN - Welcome to the official home of Athletics fans in Nigeria https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/rss.xml en Event schedule - 2019 AFN World Championships/African Games Trials in Kaduna released https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2019-07-23/event-schedule-2019-afn-world-championships-african-games-trials-kaduna-released <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/01A71CBC-3AFB-4A12-AC6F-4727A6C6C2BC.jpeg?itok=hkX9XjLt" title="Day 2 timetable" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-185-75KAAyqimbk" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Day 2 timetable&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/01A71CBC-3AFB-4A12-AC6F-4727A6C6C2BC.jpeg?itok=A1ruPeGb" width="825" height="552" alt="Day 2 timetable" 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, 23/07/2019 - 5:19pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>The full time-table and schedule of events for the 2019 AFN All Nigeria Track and Field Championships, World Championships and African Games Trials at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna - July 25-27 has been released.</strong></p> <h3>Download Day 1-3 Events Schedule:</h3> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/AFN-1-3-files-merged.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=187716">AFN-1-3-files-merged.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>183.32 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-185" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-185" 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>Event schedule - 2019 AFN World Championships/African Games Trials in Kaduna released</span> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:19:00 +0000 YSMedia 185 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Nairobi 2020 IAAF U20 Championships - Entry Standards https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2019-06-19/nairobi-2020-iaaf-u20-championships-entry-standards.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/u20-timetable.jpg?itok=kIQAQSu9" title="U20 NAIROBI 2020" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-184-75KAAyqimbk" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;U20 NAIROBI 2020&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/u20-timetable.jpg?itok=75HwyXyU" width="825" height="552" alt="U20 NAIROBI 2020" 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, 19/06/2019 - 8:21pm</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>The entry standards and qualification procedure of the 2020 IAAF World U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya has been released. </strong></p> <p>The qualification period begins from <strong>October 1st, 2019.</strong></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-184" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-184" 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>Nairobi 2020 IAAF U20 Championships - Entry Standards</span> Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:21:14 +0000 YSMedia 184 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Enekwechi breaks National Shot Put Record in Bragança Paulista - 2019 IAAF World Challenge https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2019-04-30/enekwechi-breaks-national-shot-put-record-braganca-paulista-2019-iaaf-world <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/chukwuebuka-enekwechi.jpg?itok=Z4vliWFf" title="Nigeria&#039;s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi in action in the shot put in Bragança Paulista (Wagner Carmo / CBAt) ©" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-182-75KAAyqimbk" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Nigeria&#039;s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi in action in the shot put in Bragança Paulista (Wagner Carmo / CBAt) ©&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/chukwuebuka-enekwechi.jpg?itok=MBvrD9AV" width="825" height="552" alt="Nigeria&#039;s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi in action in the shot put in Bragança Paulista (Wagner Carmo / CBAt) ©" 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, 30/04/2019 - 12:36am</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p>Nigeria’s <strong>Chukwuebuka Enekwechi,</strong> world ranked No.14, produced a national shot put record of 21.77m to beat Brazilian favourite <strong>Darlan Romani</strong> 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.</p> <p>Romani, world ranked No.3 and winner of the 2018 Continental Cup, led with his 21.62m from round two, but Enekwechi responded in round three with 21.77m – a PB by 49 centimetres to take the definitive lead. Romani improved to 21.69m on his final throw, but it wasn’t enough to deliver the victory. USA’s Curtis Jensen was third with 20.40m.</p> <p>Enekwechi’s winning mark added one centimetre to the Nigerian record set three years ago by <strong>Stephen Mozia</strong>.</p> <p>It also moved <strong>Enekwechi</strong>, who is the reigning African Champion, up to second place on the African all-time list, just 20 centimetres behind continental record-holder <strong>Janus Robberts</strong> from South Africa.</p> <h2>Amusan, Ogunrinde kicks season off at Drake Relays</h2> <p><strong>Tobiloba Amusan</strong> also opened up her outdoor season at the Drake Relays in the women’s 100m Hurdles where she competed against World Record holder Kendra Harrison of the USA.</p> <p>In conditions far from ideal, she finished fourth in a season's best time of 12.96 secs (+3.3 m/s) behind Harrison, who won in 12.65 secs.</p> <p><strong>Temilola Ogunrinde</strong> finished fourth in the women’s Hammer Throw with a best throw of 58.41 metres in an event won by Amy Herrington with 60.08 metres.</p> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-182" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-182" 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/latest-news" hreflang="en">Latest News</a></b> </section> <span>Enekwechi breaks National Shot Put Record in Bragança Paulista - 2019 IAAF World Challenge</span> Mon, 29 Apr 2019 23:36:19 +0000 YSMedia 182 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Oduduru breaks national 200m record, runs 100m world lead in Waco, Texas https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2019-04-22/oduduru-runs-2019-world-fastest-time-100m-200m-waco-texas.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/Divine-Oduduru750x430.jpg?itok=lu-9U-u9" title="Divine Oduduru of Nigeria" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-181-75KAAyqimbk" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Divine Oduduru of Nigeria&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/Divine-Oduduru750x430.jpg?itok=VBqwL96g" width="825" height="552" alt="Divine Oduduru of Nigeria" 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, 22/04/2019 - 8:45pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p>Nigerian sprinter <strong>Divine Oduduru</strong> smashed his national 200m record and clocked a new world fastest time in the 100m race at the 2019 Michael Johnson Invitational meeting in Waco, Texas on Saturday 20 April.</p> <p>The 22-year-old clocked a lifetime best of 9.94 seconds to win the men's 100m race - the fastest time in 2019 and also a Texas Tech school record.</p> <p>Barely sixty minutes after his 100m feat, <strong>Oduduru</strong> once again finished strong in the 200m, smashing his national record with a stunning 19.76 seconds time, which erased <strong>Francis Obikwelu's</strong> 19.84 secs time set at the IAAF World Championships in Seville 1999.</p> <h3>Watch Video</h3> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-multimedia field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden field__items"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Multimedia</div> <div class="field__item"><article> <div class="field field--name-field-media-video-file field--type-file field--label-visually_hidden field__items"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Video file</div> <div class="field__item"> <video autoplay="autoplay" loop="loop" width="840" height="470"> <source src="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/2019-04/Divine-Oduduru-Michael-Johnson-Invitational-2019-YouTube.mp4" type="video/mp4" /> </video> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-181" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-181" 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>Oduduru breaks national 200m record, runs 100m world lead in Waco, Texas</span> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 19:45:35 +0000 YSMedia 181 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Five Gold Medals for Team Nigeria on Day 4 of African U20 & U18 Championships https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2019-04-20/five-gold-medals-team-nigeria-on-day-4-african-u20-u18-championships.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/abidjan2019b.jpg?itok=KU8Ndr2f" title="Team Nigeria" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-180-75KAAyqimbk" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Team Nigeria&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/abidjan2019b.jpg?itok=qGAf5rRj" width="825" height="552" alt="Team Nigeria" 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, 21/04/2019 - 3:43am</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong>Day four of the ongoing CAA African U20 &amp; U18 Championships at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Ivory Coast saw Team Nigeria win five more Gold medals on the day with three of them coming from the relay events.</strong></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><span style="background: #ffffff">The relay medal rush started off with the Girls’ and Boys’ U18 categories which were done in a medley format which involves two 100m and 400m athletes combining to run.</span></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><span style="background: #ffffff">The Girls’ U18 category was first and <strong>Favour Ofili</strong> ran the anchor leg and stirred home the Gold medal for the team in a time of 3:47.54, while the Boys had to settle for a Silver medal while the South African Boys' relay team, picked up Gold.</span></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><span style="background: #ffffff">In the U20 women’s category, the quartet of <strong>Rosemary Chukwuma</strong>, <strong>Grace Nwokocha</strong>, <strong>Stella Ayanleke</strong>, and <strong>Esther Okan</strong> combined in the 4x100m final to help Nigeria win GOLD in a time of 45.54s.</span></p> <img alt="Team Nigeria athlete" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="24a5a7e8-8e7d-4549-96b5-048aff48c12a" height="800px" src="/afn/sites/default/files/inline-images/abidjan2019-day4.png" width="750px" class="align-center" /> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"> </p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><span style="background: #ffffff"><strong>Enoch Adegoke</strong> running the anchor leg for the men’s U20 team was too fast for his South African counterpart as he built on the lead of the trio of <strong>Gershon Omubo</strong>, <strong>Shedrack Akpeki</strong> and <strong>Alaba Akintola </strong>to win Gold for the team in a time of 40.20s. </span></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><span style="background: #ffffff"><strong>Rosemary Chukwuma</strong> led a 1-3 finish in the women’s U20 200m final as she crossed the finish line clocking 23.81s to win Gold while teammate <strong>Esther Okon</strong> had to settle for a Bronze medal.</span></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><span style="background: #ffffff">In the Girls U18 200m final, <strong>Favour Ofili</strong> was the star as she crossed the finish line in 23.39s to make it her second individual Gold medal at the championship while teammate <strong>Anita Taviore</strong> who was fourth in the 100m final finished second to win Nigeria’s first Silver medal at this year’s championship. </span></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><span style="background: #ffffff"><strong>Best Erhire</strong> also picked up a silver medal in the Boys’U18 triple jump. </span></p> <p><strong><em>(Text and Photo credits: Temitope Idowu for <a href="https://www.athletics.africa">AthleticsAfrica</a>)</em></strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Team%20Nigeria%20-%20U20%20Medals%20Table.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=46731" title="Team Nigeria - U20 Medals Table.pdf">Team Nigeria - U20 Medals Table</a></span> </td> <td>45.64 KB</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Team-Nigeria%20-%20U18%20Medals%20Table.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=39141" title="Team-Nigeria - U18 Medals Table.pdf">Team Nigeria - U18 Medals Table</a></span> </td> <td>38.22 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-180" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-180" 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/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></b> </section> <span>Five Gold Medals for Team Nigeria on Day 4 of African U20 &amp; U18 Championships</span> Sun, 21 Apr 2019 02:43:24 +0000 YSMedia 180 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Team Nigeria wins Five Medals on Day 3 of African U20 & U18 Championships https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2019-04-19/team-nigeria-wins-five-medals-on-day-3-african-u20-u18-championships.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/abidjan2019-day3.jpg?itok=-AjUnq-n" title="Princess Kara" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-179-75KAAyqimbk" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Princess Kara&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/abidjan2019-day3.jpg?itok=kBw0gCUL" width="825" height="552" alt="Princess Kara" 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, 19/04/2019 - 10:24am</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong>Team Nigeria’s impressive form continued at the African U20 and U18 Championships ongoing at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Ivory Coast with five more medals on Day 3 of the championships.</strong></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong>Nnamdi Chinecherem</strong> produced a dominant display in the Boys U18 Javelin Throw to win Gold with a mark of 74.71m. His first throw of 71.92m was the sign of things to come and he didn’t disappoint.</p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong>Princess Kara</strong> was also a force to be reckoned with in the women’s U20 Discus Throw final as she won Gold in the event with a new Personal Best (PB) of 50.04m as she reduced her former PB by a massive 5.26m which was set two years ago.</p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">Team Nigeria debutant <strong>Ruona Adogbeji</strong> won Bronze in the final of the Girls’ U18 Long Jump with a mark of 5.56m.</p> <img alt="Team Nigeria medallists" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1236e849-b4ce-4c0a-a4b8-0a3a1ae6d532" height="600px" src="/afn/sites/default/files/inline-images/abidjan2019e.jpg" width="800px" class="align-center" /> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"> </p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong>Victoria Adunbi</strong> won a Bronze medal in the final of the women’s U20 100m Hurdles event while <strong>Law Erewa</strong>, who was participating in the Decathlon for the first time, won Bronze in the men’s U20 final of the event.</p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">The 200m semis saw <strong>Favour Ofili</strong> clock the fastest time of the heats in the women’s U18 category with a time of 23.77s while <strong>Anita Taviore</strong> was second in her heat. In the men’s U20 category, <strong>Enoch Adegoke</strong> placed second in his heat with a time of 21.18s.</p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">The 200m final of both categories for males and females, come up tomorrow.</p> <p><strong><em>(Text and Photo credits: Temitope Idowu for <a href="https://www.athletics.africa">AthleticsAfrica</a>)</em></strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-179" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-179" 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/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></b> </section> <span>Team Nigeria wins Five Medals on Day 3 of African U20 &amp; U18 Championships</span> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:24:00 +0000 YSMedia 179 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Team Nigeria scoop more medals on Day 2 at African U20 & U18 Championships https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2019-04-18/team-nigeria-scoop-more-medals-on-day-2-african-u20-u18-championships.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/abidjan2019-day2.png?itok=bYgJX_0h" title="Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha of Team Nigeria" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-178-75KAAyqimbk" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha of Team Nigeria&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/abidjan2019-day2.png?itok=9R27Ezne" width="825" height="552" alt="Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha of Team Nigeria" 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, 18/04/2019 - 3:09am</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong>Spectators at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Ivory Coast witnessed the dominance of Team Nigeria on the track as five of the seven medals won by the team, came from track events.</strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">After picking up three medals from the field events on Day 1, the team continued in its rich vein of form on the track to continue its impressive medal acquisition at the championship.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong>Enoch Adegoke</strong> led the medal proceedings for the track events in the men’s 100m U20 when he dashed to the finish line with a new Season Best (SB) and Championship Record (CR) of 10.27s to win Gold in the race while South African duo of Phatushedzo Maswanganyi and Luke Davids had to settle for Silver and Bronze medals respectively in the race.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong>Rosemary Chukwuma</strong> led a 1-3 medal charge in the women’s 100m U20 category. The Youth Olympic Champion controlled the race and crossed the finish line with an impressive SB of 11.62s. Nigeria’s junior champion <strong>Grace Nwokocha</strong> was third while South Africa’s Rose Xeyi was second in the race.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">Reigning African Youth Games 400m Champion <strong>Favour Ofili</strong> crossed the finish line in 52.27s to win Gold and shaved off over one second from her previous PB of 53.57s.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">Ofili who opened her season at with a 200m PB of 23.74s at the Nigerian junior championships last month in Ilaro has now won two different continental titles and would be looking to add the 200m title of this championship to her collection.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">In a close finish, <strong>Praise Oforku</strong> edged out teammate <strong>Anita Taviore</strong> to claim third place in the Girls U18 100m event while <strong>Glory Patrick</strong> was third in the Girls U18 400m event to win a Bronze medal.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">Finally, on the track, the duo of <strong>Wisdom Musa</strong> and <strong>Yusuf Mohammed</strong> placed a 1-2 finish in the Men's U20 110m Hurdles with times of 14.45s and 14.48s.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">The other two medals of the day for the team, was from the field event as <strong>Olaoluwa Olatunde</strong> was third in the Boys U18 category of the Long Jump while <strong>Esther Osisike</strong> also won Bronze in the Discus event.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">After events from day 2, Nigeria has a total of 10 medals (5 Gold Medals and 5 Bronze Medals.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong><em>(Text and Photo credits: Temitope Idowu for <a href="https://www.athletics.africa">AthleticsAfrica</a>)</em></strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-178" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-178" 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/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></b> </section> <span>Team Nigeria scoop more medals on Day 2 at African U20 &amp; U18 Championships</span> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 02:09:57 +0000 YSMedia 178 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Team Nigeria wins Two Gold medals on Day 1 of African U20 & U18 Championships https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2019-04-17/team-nigeria-wins-gold-on-day-1-african-u20-u18-championships.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/abidjan2019-day1.jpg?itok=ub5hJWqr" title="Team Nigeria - Day 1 Abidjan 2019" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-177-75KAAyqimbk" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Team Nigeria - Day 1 Abidjan 2019&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/abidjan2019-day1.jpg?itok=z6es7D8j" width="825" height="552" alt="Team Nigeria - Day 1 Abidjan 2019" 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, 17/04/2019 - 2:48am</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong>Team Nigeria made a strong statement on day 1 of the African Under 20 and 18 Championships currently taking place at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, winning three medals: Two Golds and one Bronze.</strong></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">The team, who had arrived on Monday, won its first Gold medal of the day and the competition when <strong>Best Erhire</strong> jumped a new Personal Best (PB) of 2.08m to win the under 18 categories of the men’s High Jump event.</p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">Erhire has continued to improve and having placed fourth at the 2018 African Youth Games, jumped a PB of 2.05 four months ago to win Bronze at the National Sports Festival in Abuja before producing his best performance so far to win Gold today.</p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">The other two medals came in the two categories of the Triple Jump event as <strong>Enitan Onaara Obamuwagun</strong> also jumped a new PB of 12.78m to win the U20 category while <strong>Grace Oshiokpu</strong> jumped a mark of 11.87m to win the Bronze medal of the U18 category.</p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">The athletes also performed well in their various heats on the track as <strong>Favour Ofili</strong> won her heat easily with a Season Best (SB) of 53.75s in the 400m Girls U18 category while<strong> Victor Akhalu </strong>with a time of 47.96s won his heat of the 400m Boys U18 category. Both athletes have progressed to the next round.</p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong>Enoch Adegoke</strong> and <strong>Rosemary Chukwuma</strong> also won their respective categories in the 100m men’s and women’s heats earlier in the day to progress to the semis which would happen on Wednesday.</p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%">Adegoke on his part won his 100m heat with a time of 10.46s while Chukwuma won hers with an SB of 11.66s. Praise Ofoku and Anita Taviore also secured wins in their respective heats of the Girls’100m events to progress to the semis.</p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 150%"><strong><em>(Text and Photo credits: Temitope Idowu for <a href="https://www.athletics.africa">AthleticsAfrica</a>)</em></strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="item-list item-list--linkicon"><ul id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-177" id="linkicon-node-story-field-icon-177" 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/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></b> </section> <span>Team Nigeria wins Two Gold medals on Day 1 of African U20 &amp; U18 Championships</span> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:48:21 +0000 YSMedia 177 at https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn Full Results - 2019 AFN All-Comers National Athletics Championships in Ijebu-Ode https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/news/2019-04-10/full-results-2019-afn-all-comers-national-athletics-championships-ijebu-ode.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/ijebu-ode-all-comers-2019.jpg?itok=TfA4HJT4" title="All-Comers National Athletics Championships" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-story-176-75KAAyqimbk" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;All-Comers National Athletics Championships&quot;}"><img src="/afn/sites/default/files/styles/full_page_wide/public/ijebu-ode-all-comers-2019.jpg?itok=BGExMU5C" width="825" height="552" alt="All-Comers National Athletics Championships" 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, 10/04/2019 - 1:12am</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 2019 Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) All-Comers National Athletics Championships, which took place at the Gateway International Stadium in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State on Friday April 5, 2019.</strong></p> <h3>SEE COMPLETE RESULTS BELOW:</h3> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.athleticsnigeria.org/afn/sites/default/files/documents/Results%20-1st%20AFN%20All%20Comers%202019%20-%20Ijebu%20Ode.pdf" type="application/pdf; 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