Team Nigeria chase glory at World Athletics Indoor
Team Nigeria at the World Indoor Championships will on Friday begin their quest to win a medal that has eluded the country since 2008 when Olusoji Fasuba stormed to the men’s 60m title with a World Lead (WL) of 6.51m in Valencia, becoming the first African in history to accomplish this feat.
Egwero Ogho-Ogene will be competing in the 60m with the sole aim of equaling Fasuba record, although he will need a lot of luck on his side as he look forward to better his debut performance in Doha six years ago where he finished 5th in the semis.
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Nigeria’s sole competitor in the event has has a Personal Best of 6.60m set in 2011 and he will be up against big names like Jamaica’s Asafa Powell; USA’s Marvin Bracy; Michael Rodgers; youngster and World Championships Bronze medallist Trayvon Bromell; not forgetting the highly experienced Kim Collins.
Orukpe Erayokan will also be competing on Friday in the men’s 400m while his team mate Patience Okon-George also seeking honour in the women’s event.
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