Commonwealth Games: Nigeria lists Okagbare, 45 others

Blessing Okagbare won two medals for Nigeria

The Commonwealth Games would hold form July 23 to August 3


A double medallist at the Moscow 2013 World Championships, Blessing Okagbare, will spearhead Nigeria’s chase for medals at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games billed to hold in Glasgow, Scotland from July 23 to August 3.

The athletes’ list was released by the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN, Technical/Commonwealth Games Selection Committee at a meeting held immediately after the AFN/CRS All-Nigeria Athletics Championships held in Calabar from 19-21 June.

However, some of the under-listed who are yet to hit the required standards in their events have been placed on probation and given a maximum of two weeks to meet the set standards or get dropped from the team.

100m/200m/4x100m Women
1. Blessing Okagbare
2. Gloria Asumnu
3. Dominique Duncan
4. Justina Sule
5. Deborah Odeyemi
6. Mariam Bassey
7. Christy Udo

100m Men
1. Mark Jelks
2. Mozavous Jolomi Edwards
3. Ogho Egwero
4. Seye Ogunlewe
5. Obinna Metu
6. Divine Oduduru
7. Peter Emelize

400m/4x400m Men (Probation)
1. Isah Salihu
2. Noah Akwu
3. Omeiza Akerele
4. Orukpe Erayokan
5. Abiola Onakoya

800m Women
1. Abiye David. (Probation)

800m men
1. Sean Obinwa (Probation)

400m/4x400m Women
1. Patience Okon
2. Folashade Abugan
3. Omolara Omotosho
4. Regina George
5. Ada Benjamin
6. Funke Oladoye

100m Hurdles
1. Nicole Denby
2. Ugonna Ndu

110m Hurdles
1. Tyrone Akins
2. Alex Al-Ameen
3. Martins Ogheriakhi

400m Hurdles Women
1. Amaka Ogoegbunam

400m Hurdles Men
1. Christian Amaechi Morton
2. Rilwan Alowonle (Probation)

Long Jump Women
1. Blessing Okagbare
2. Ese Brume

Long Jump Men
1. Samson Idiata
2. Suleiman Hammed

1500m Men
1. Soudi Hamajan

Triple Jump Men
1. Tosin Oke
2. Olumide Olamigoke

Shot Put women
1. Nwaneka Okwelogu

Discus Women
1. Chinwe Okoro

Shot Put/Discus Men
1. Stephen Mozia

Hammer Women
1. Queen Obisesan (Probation)

Javelin Men
1. Kenechukwu Ejeofor

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