Sapele - Blessing Okagbare completed a sprint double on Friday;
winning the women 200m event (Final A) with a time of 22.78secs, after her 100m
feat on Thursday in the Rio 2016 Olympics Trials.
The fleet-footed Queen of the Tracks who won her seventh
100m Women’s title a day earlier made a light work of the 200m event.
Lawretta Ozoh won the women's 200m final B with a time of
Having finished second in the 100m event, Oduduru had a lot
to cheer as he won the 200m Men’s event with a time of 20.51secs.
Kunle Fasasi also became the new men's 400m champions,
dethroning Chidi Okezie with his winning time of 46.22secs.
Also read: Okagbare wins seventh title, Antwon Hicks secures Rio place
It was Theddus Okpara who won the men's High Jump, scaling
2.10m, while Obiora Arinze finished 2nd jumping a height of 2.05m.
There was big upset in the Men’s 400m hurdles event
where Henry Okorie emerged champion,
finishing in 50:12s to take the national title from Miles Ukaoma who could only
manage a third place finish.
In the women’s race, Amaka Ogoegbunam retained her 400mH
title, running a time of 57:61secs.
With the Nigeria Olympic trials over, attention will now be
shifted to Saturday’s Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) Grand Prix, Warri
Relays also taking place at the Sapele Township Stadium.
News24 report that a knee injury knocked Okagbare out of the long jump trials in Sapele, though she will compete in the event in Brazil.For
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