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Team Nigeria chase glory at World Athletics Indoor



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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