Athletics: Okagbare, Ogunlewe top 35-member Nigeria list for Rio Olympics

Blessing Okagbare; Photo: allAfrica

Blessing Okagbare and Seye Ogunlewe are top on the list of 35 athletes selected by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

According to a statement released Tuesday by Olukayode Thomas, AFN head of Media and Communication, Okagbare will be competing for honours in the sprints, long jump and the 4x100m relay in Brazil.

Okagbare and Ogunlewe finished as the fastest athletes at the recently concluded national trials held in Sapele, Delta state.

Others in the women 100m and 4x100m roster are Madu Jennifer, Gloria Asumnu, Uko Peace, Osazuwa Agnes, Sanni Zainab Francis Cecilia, Khadijat Suleman, and Ekpone Olivia.

The women 400m and the women 4x400m are George Patience Okon, Bamgbose Margaret, Omotoso Omolara Grace, George Regina, Ajayi Yinka, Ossai Rita Vivian, Mayungbe Blessing and Sogbesan Ekundayo.

Oluwatobiloba Amusan will be competing in the 100m hurdles,  Amaka Ogoegbunam 400m hurdles,  Doreen Amata High Jump, Brume Ese Long Jump, Okoro Chinwe  Discus,  Nwanneka Okwelogu Shot Put and Uhunoma Osazuwa Heptathlon .

Apart from Ogunlewe and Egwero Ogho-Oghene, Monzavous Edward will also be competing in the 100m.

Odele Oghenetega and Oduduru Divine are listed to compete in 200m.

Orukpe Eraiyokan is pencilled for the 400m, Anthon Hicks 110m, Ukaoma Miles 400m, Oke Tosin, Olamigoke Olumide and Mozia Stephen for Shot Put .

MEN

Seye Ogunlewe (100m)

Egwero Ogho-Oghene 100m)

Monzavous Edward (100)

Odele Oghenetega (200m)

Oduduru Divine (200m)

Orukpe Eraiyokan (400m)

Anthon Hicks (110m Hurdles)

Ukaoma Miles (400m Hurdles)

Oke Tosin (Triple Jump)

Olamigoke Olumide

Mozia Stephen (Shot Put)

WOMEN

Blessing Okagbare

Madu Jennifer

Gloria Asumnu

Uko Peace

Osazuwa Agnes

Sanni Zainab

Francis Cecilia

Khadijat Suleman

Ekpone Olivia.

George Patience Okon

Bamgbose Margaret

Omotoso Omolara Grace

George Regina

Ajayi Yinka

Ossai Rita Vivian

Mayungbe Blessing

Sogbesan Ekundayo.

Oluwatobiloba Amusan (100m Huddles)

Amaka Ogoegbunam (400m Hurdles)

Doreen Amata (High Jump)

Brume Ese (Long Jump)

Okoro Chinwe (Discus)

Nwanneka Okwelogu (Shot Put)

Uhunoma Osazuwa (Heptathlon)

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