Ghana, Ethiopia others in Warri for CAA Golden Grand Pri

The competitions will start on Friday.

The Warri City Stadium in Delta State is set for top athletics with over ten countries already in town for the 2nd Confederation of Africa Athletics, CAA, Golden grand Prix billed for Friday.

Already, top Nigerian athletes are on ground to compete for the prize money and other mouthwatering prizes against their counterparts from Ghana, Fiji Islands, St. Vincent United States and other African countries.

Some of the Nigerian athletes who have arrived for the Grand Prix include U.S based Noah Akwu, Regina George, Abiola Onakoya, and Amaka Ogoegbunam.

Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES ahead of tomorrow’s show down, Nigeria’s fastest quarter miler with a time of 51.00 seconds, Regina George, said she is ready to challenge anyone.

The one-day competition is a premium event in the CAA calendar and consists of ‘A’ grade events like the men’s 100 metres, and 400 metres races.

For the women, there are the 100 and 400m races,100m and 400m hurdles, high and long jump.

The classic events for men include 5000m, Javelin, and Long Jump.

Apart from the premium and classic events, there are also such promotional events as the 110m hurdles, 3000m Steeple Chase, 4x100m & 4x400m for men; and for the women 800m, 5000m, 4x100m & 4x400m.

The Warri event will provide qualifying opportunities for countries that have not qualified for the relay events of the 2013 World Athletics Championships slated to hold in Russia.


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