Nigeria pick Okagbare, Ogunlewe, others for Rio Olympics
Nigeria’s fastest sprinters Blessing Okagbare and Seye Ogunlewe top the list of Team Nigeria athletes to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games next month.
In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Communication Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Okagbare will compete in the sprints, long jump and the 4x100m relay in Brazil.
Others in the women 100m and 4x100m team are Madu Jennifer, Francis Cecilia, Khadijat Suleman and Ekpone Olivia.
Those picked to represent the country in 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, 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, Egwero Ogho-Oghene and Monzavous Edward will be competing in the 100m men, while Odele Oghenetega and Oduduru Divine are in the 200m men.
Orukpe Eraiyokan will compete in the 400m, Anthon Hicks 110m, Ukaoma Miles 400m, while Oke Tosin, Olamigoke Olumide and Mozia Stephen will represent the country in the shot put event.