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[Sports]: Okowa Leads Team Nigeria To Belgrade For World Athletics Indoor Championships

Okowa Leads Team Nigeria To Belgrade For World Athletics Indoor Championships

Okowa Leads Team Nigeria To Belgrade For World Athletics Indoor Championships

Okowa Leads Team Nigeria To Belgrade For World Athletics Indoor Championships

Sports Federation of Nigeria, AFN, President Tonobock Okowa will lead Team Nigeria’s contigent to this end of the week’s World Athletics Indoor Championships holding in Belgrade, Serbia.

The group is relied upon to withdraw the Murtala Mohammed worldwide air terminal, Lagos Wednesday night on board Turkish Airline.

World and Olympic long leap medallist Ese Brume and the men’s 4x400m group of four of Sikiru Adewale Adeyemi, Samson Oghenewegba Samson, Timothy Emewoghene and Ifeanyi Emmanuel Ojeli will be in the trip to Belgrade through Istanbul, Turkey Wednesday night, while Ruth Usoro, the Nigeria triple leap record holder will fly from the United States of America to join the group for the titles.

Previous Nigeria 400m obstacles champion, Victor Okorie, who is the Performance Director of the AFN, will likewise join the group from the USA.

Previous seven-time public 100m hero and presently mentor, Endurance Ojokolo and veteran mentor, Serghe Porbeni are the two going with mentors to the World Athletics Indoor Championships.

Nigeria has won a sum of 11 decorations comprised of two gold (Sunday Bada, 400m in 1997 and Olusoji Fasuba, 60m in 2008), six silver and three bronze awards.

Long jumper, Paul Emordi, won Nigeria’s first award, a silver throughout the entire existence of the titles at the debut release held at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, USA in 1987.

The late Sunday Bada stays the main Nigerian to have won various awards throughout the entire existence of the World Athletics Indoor titles in the wake of winning silver decorations in the 400m occasion in 1993 and 1995 preceding turning into the primary Nigerian to be delegated World Indoor hero in 1997 in Paris, France.

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