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Nigeria to announce list of selected athletes for Rio Olympics on Tuesday

11 July 2016, 15:33Israel Ojoko

Lagos - There is tense anticipation as the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) will on Tuesday announce a list of selected athletes for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The athletes, who some of them are not sure whether they will make the trip to Brazil, will be picked following their performance at the concluded Olympics Trials in Sapele.

However, those who have already sealed a place in Nigeria’s contingent to Brazil include sprinter Blessing Okagbare, Gloria Asumnu and Ogho-Oghene Egwero.

Others are Diving Ejowvokoghene Oduduru, Seye Ogunlewe, Emmanuel Gyang and Deborah Pam.

Also read: Olympics Trials: Emmanuel Gyang, Deborah Pam win 10km races

According to report reaching News24, the comprehensive list, which has been expected since Saturday, will now be released by the AFN on Tuesday.

Some of the foreign based athletes who were in Sapele for the trials, have left the country to return to their base.

The Rio 2016 Olympics begin on August 5, and will hold till the 21st.

News24 reported that Ogunlewe, who won his first national title in Warri in 2015, beat his rivals as he ran a new Personal Best time of 10.12secs in Sapele to retain his crown and also book a slot to the Rio Olympics having surpassed the set standard.

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- News24 Nigeria


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