Lagos - A total of 24 athletes have been selected by the
Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) for the 2015 IAAF World Championships.
The event, which will kicks off on August 22 in Beijing,
China, will see the world’s best competing for honours.
"We expect a good outing most especially at the World
Championships," revealed Ken Anugweje, AFN medical director.
"The World Anti-Doping Agency has made a revelation of
wide scale doping in world athletes. So we expect a level playing field as many
of those who are using drugs will not be able to use them. We expect a good
outing unlike last time in Moscow when it was a one horse race for Blessing
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The squad leaves for China on August 17.
Women: 100/200/4x100m - Blessing Okagbare, Gloria Asumnu, Stephanie
Kalu, Deborah Odeyemi, Cecilia Francis,
and Ngozi Onwumere.
400/4x400m - Patience Okon, Regina George, Oluwatosin
Adeloye, Etim Margaret, Funke Oladoye, Rita Ossai.
High Jump - Doreen Amata, 100mH - Lindsay Weyimi Lindley,
400mH - Amaka Ogoegbunam, Long Jump - Ese Brume, Discus - Chinwe Okoro,
Heptathlon - Uhunoma Naomi Osazuwa
Men: 100m - Ogho-Oghene Egwero, 200m - Odele Tega Peter,
110mH - Tyron Akins, 400mH - Ukaoma Miles, Triple Jump - Tosin Oke.For
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