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Four reigning African champions, Tobiloba Amusan (100m hurdles), Ese Brume (Long Jump), Chioma Onyekwere (Discus Throw) and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (Shot Put) top the list of 54 athletes that will represent Nigeria at the 22nd African Athletics Championships scheduled to hold between June 8 and 12, 2022 in Mauritius.

Amusan will be competing in two individual events and the 4x100m relay. She has been listed to compete in the women’s 100m alongside Godbless Tima Seikeseye and Praise Ofoku as well as in the 100m hurdles where she will be defending the title she first won in Asaba four years ago at the 21st edition of the Championships.

Long jumper Ese Brume will be gunning for her fourth straight long jump title after winning in 2014, 2016 and 2018 while Onyekwere will be seeking her second Discus title after winning the gold medal four years ago in Asaba.

Shot Putter, Enekwechi will also be defending the event’s title he won in Asaba with a new 21.08m Championships record.

Also on the list are Orobosa Anabel Frank who is the top ranked African so far this year in the women’s Shot Put with her 17.21m effort at the AFN All Comers competition in Benin in March, Oyesade Olatoye in the women’s Hammer throw, Fadekemi Olude in the women’s 10km walk as well as Patience Okon George, bronze medal winner in the 400m event in 2014.

For the men, reigning African Games 100 champion, Raymond Ekevwo will lead Seye Ogunlewe and Nicholas Mabilo as Nigeria will be seeking to return to the podium as champions 12 long years after Olusoji Fasuba was crowned the African speed king for the third straight time.

AFN Technical Director, Samuel Onikeku says the athletes have been carefully selected based on their performances in both the local and international athletics circuit.

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“Some of our student athletes in the United States of America like Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Imaobong Nse Uko, Favour Ashe, Udodi Onwuzurike, Nathaniel Ezekiel, Alaba Akintola and Nnamdi Prosper have qualified for the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships scheduled to hold in Eugene, Oregon, USA between June 8 and 11, 2022 and will thus not be available for the African Athletics Championships hence the decision to pick the bulk of the team from athletes based at home,” said Onikeku who assured the athletes selected will still do the nation proud in Mauritius.

Nigeria won a total of 20 medals made up of nine gold, five silver and six bronze medals to finish third in the medal table behind Kenya and South Africa at the 21st edition held in Asaba, Delta.

The country however tops the all-time medal table with a total of 368 medals made up of 155 gold, 122 silver and 91 bronze medals.

WOMEN

100M
GODBLESS TIMA SEIKESEYE
PRAISE OFOKU
TOBI AMUSAN

200M
PRAISE IDAMADUDU
GODBLESS TIMA SEIKESEYE

400M
PATIENCE OKON
PRAISE IDAMADUDU
OPEYEMI OKE

100M HURDLES
TOBI AMUSAN
MIRACLE THOMPSON
JOY ABU

400M HURDLES
ABASIANO AKPAN
SARAH OCHIGBO

HEPTATHLON
KEMI FRANCIS

10KM RACEWALK
FADEKEMI OLUDE

DISCUS
CHOIMA ONYEKWERE
OBIAGERI AMECHI
PRINCESS KARA

SHOT PUT
ANABEL OROBOSA
SADE OLATOYE

HAMMER
SADE OLATOYE
QUEEN OBISESAN

HIGH JUMP
TEMITOPE ADESINA

TRIPPLE JUMP
MERCY HONESTY
ONARA OBAMUWAGUN

LONG JUMP
ESE BRUME
RUTH AGADAMA

4X100M
GODBLESS TIMA SEIKESEYE
TOBI AMUSAN
PRAISE OFOKU
ESE BRUME
RUTH AGADAMA
YAKUBU BILIKIS
JOY ABU

4X400M
PATIENCE OKON
ELLA ONOJUVWEWO
OPEYEMI DEBORAH OKE
PRAISE IDAMADUDU
OSUNOBUN QUEEN
OSARETIN JOY USUNBOR
JOY ABU

MEN

100M
SEYE OGUNLEWE
RAYMOND EKEWVWO
NICHOLAS MABILO

200M
FAKOREDE NICHOLAS ADEKALU
CHIDI OKEZIE

400M
SAMSON NATHANIEL
ADEYEMI SIKIRU
CHIDERA JOHNSON

110M HURDLES
PROSPER EKPORERE
ABEJOYE OYENIYI
ALEX AL-AMEEN

400M HURDLES
RILWAN ALOWONLE

DECATHLON
OSADOLOR SAMUEL

DISCUS
UGEOKE VICENT

JAVELIN
ADAMS KURE SAMUEL

SHOT PUT
CHUKWUEBUKA ENEKWECHI
DOTUN OGUNDEJI

LONG JUMP
TOBECHUKWU EMMANUEL
NWOKPCHA INEH EMMANUEL ORITSEMEYIWA

TRIPPLE JUMP
KALU CHIDOZIE IKENGA

HIGH JUMP
DAVID AYA

4X100M
SEYE OGUNLEWE
RAYMOND EKWEVWO
OGHENE OGHO EGWERO
FAKOREDE NICHOLAS ADEKALU
MABILO NICHOLAS
KARLINGTON ANUNAGBA

4X400M
SAMSON NATHANIEL
ADEWALE SIKIRU
NNAMANI JOHNSON
CHIDERA AYO
TORISEJU ADEOLA
IFEANYI EMMANUEL OJELI
CHIDI OKEZIE

4X400M MIXED RELAY
NATHIEL SAMSON
IFEANYI OJELI
SIKIRU ADEYEMI
PATIENCE OKON
OPEYEMI OKE
IDAMADUDU PRAISE

The post AFN Lists Amusan, Enekwechi, 51 Others For 22nd African Athletics Championships appeared first on Complete Sports.

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