Ofili, Nathaniel, Nnamdi, Other Nigerian Record Holders For Commonwealth Games, World Championships Trials In Benin

Sprinter Favour Ofili, 400m barrier runner Nathaniel Ezekiel and Javelin thrower, Nnamdi Prosper will lead 5 different reigning Nigeria report holders to Benin for the Commonwealth Games and World Athletics Championship trials which begin subsequent week.

Ofili has been in inspiring kind thus far this yr, setting new nationwide information within the 200m indoors (22.46s) and outside (21.96s).

The 19 yr previous Ofili, a silver medalist within the 200m occasion on the 2022 NCAA indoor and outside championships can be the quickest Nigerian girl this yr and might be one of many stars to observe when the championships start.

Also set to be the cynosure of all eyes might be Nathaniel, the Baylor University freshman who has improved from a 51 seconds runner over the 400m hurdles as at this era final yr to 49.89 seconds two months later on the World U20 Athletics Championships in Nairobi.

This yr, the 18 yr previous has attained world class standing after working 48.42s final month to interrupt Henry Amike’s 35 yr previous (48.50s) Nigeria in addition to set an African U20 report.

Nnamdi may even be on the town because the reigning nationwide report holder within the Javelin.

The 19 yr previous added 14cm (81.22m) to the 81.08m nationwide report set by Pius Bazighe in 2019 and might be trying ahead to defending the nationwide title he gained final yr in addition to affirm his place on the aircraft to Oregon for the World Athletics Championships.

Long jumper Ese Brume who was anticipated to have jetted in Thursday along with her coach Kayode Yaya aboard Qatar Airways can be coming in for the second time because the Nigeria and African report holder within the occasion following her 7.17m leap May final yr in California.

Sprint hurdler Tobiloba Amusan is predicted to reach Nigeria this weekend and the 24 yr previous might be sporting two caps like Brume. She is the reigning Nigeria and African report holder (12.42s) within the 100m hurdles.

Shot Putter Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, the reigning African Games and African championships champion is not only the defending Nigeria champion within the occasion but additionally the report holder (21.80m).

Triple jumper and silver medalist on the 2022 NCAA Championships, Ruth Usoro can be coming to Benin because the reigning Nigeria report holder within the occasion (14.50m).

African Games and African championships champion Chioma Onyekwere might be defending her nationwide focus on title because the Nigerian report holder (63.30m).

The 2022 Nigerian Athletics Championships will function choice trials for subsequent month’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom and the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

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