World Indoor Championships: Nigeria returns empty handed

There was nothing for Nigeria to celebrate as the 14th edition of the World Indoor championships came to a thrilling climax Sunday evening in Istanbul, Turkey.

The last grim of hope for any shade of medal was in sprinter, Gloria Asunmu,  who was competing in the finals of the 60m event.

However the American-based athlete was only a shadow of herself as she could only finish in a disappointing 6th place.

The fast-paced final was won by Jamaican Veronica Campell-Brown who posted a world leading time of 7.01secs

Surprisingly, Ivory coast’s ?Murielle Ahoure placed second ahead of United States’ ?Tianna Madison, who finished third.


Nigeria had registered seven athletes for the biennial championships and was hoping it will somehow make it to the medals table.

Overall, two Nigerian athletes got to the finals of their events and two others were able to make it to the semi finals

Already some athlete pundits are predicting that it could be the same scenario for Nigeria at the London Olympics if something drastic is not done to save the situation.

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