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Blessing Okagbare Tops List For African Championships in Morocco

Blessing Okagbare Tops List For African Championships in Morocco

Newly-crowned Commonwealth Games champion, Blessing Okagbare, will continue her medal hunt at the African Athletics Championships holding in Marrakech , Morocco from August 10-14.

Okagbare, who won a sprint double (100m and 200m) in Glasgow and a silver medal in the women’s 4x100m, will compete in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m in Morocco .

In Glasgow she set a new Commonwealth Games record of 10.85sec in the 100m.

Also listed for the for the women’s 100m, 200, and the 4x100m in Marrakesh are Gloria Asumnu, Loretta Uzoh, Deborah Odeyemi, Justina Sule and Weyinmi Lindsay.

Listed for 400m and 4x400m are Folashade Abugan, Omolara Omotsoho, Patience Okon, Ada Benjamin, and Funke Oladoye.

Nichole Denby will compete in the 100m hurdles, while Amaka Ogoegbunam and Kemi Francis are listed for the 400m hurdles.

Abiye David will run the 800m, Ese Brume and Amadi Chinazom will do the long jump, while Blessing Ibrahim will do the triple jump.

Queen Obisesan will compete in hammer throw and Chinwe Okoro will compete for medals in discus and shot-put.

Mark Jelkis, Mozavous Edwards, Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Obinna Metu, Divine Oduduru,and Seye Ogunlewe will compete in the mens 100, 200m, and 4x100m.

Robert Simmons, Orukpe Eroyakan, Akerele Omezia, Noah Akwu and Isah Salihu are listed for the 400m and the 4x400m.

The trio of Tyron Akins, Alex Al-Ameen, and Martins Ogieriakhi will compete in the 110 hurdles, while Ameachi Morton and Miles Ukaoma will compete in the 400m hurdles.

Other athletes listed are Samson Idiata and Hammed Suleiman in the long jump, Tosin Oke and Olumide Olamigoke in the triple jump, Stephen Mozia and Augustne Nwoye in shot put.

Coaches for the team are Gabriel Okon, Yussuf Alli, Gabriel Opuana, Gad Onumeagbu, Solomon Aliu, Sahaeed Akinpelu and Daniel Etsebiminor.

Source - The Punch

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