IAAF World Championships: Okagbare To Lead Team Nigeria To London
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN have reeled out the names12 athletes wear green and white at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London, England, from August 4 to 13.
Okagbar, who will be making her fourth competitive appearance at the IAAF flagship event will compete in the 100m and long jump events.
On her part, Amusan who will be making her debut in the championships will be competing solely in the 100m hurdles.
Others listed for the championships are reigning Commonwealth Games long jump queen, Ese Brume.
Another debutante, Onome Nathaniel is listed in the 400m hurdles as well as the quarter-mile trio of Patience Okon-George, Yinka Ajayi and Margaret Bamgbose.
Okon-George, semi-finalists in the event two years ago in Beijing, China at the 15th edition of the championships will also lead a 4x400m relay quartet including: Ajayi,Bamgbose, Emerald Egwin and Abike Egbeniyi.
For the men, home-boy Samson Nathaniel will be making his debut at the championships and will compete in the 400m while the USA-based duo of Chukwuebuka Enekwachi and Edose Ibadin will also be making their first appearance at the championships.
Enekwachi will be competing in the Shot Put event following his impressive 21.07m throw almost a forth-night ago in Cork, Republic of Ireland.
Edose will compete in the 800m and become in the process the first Nigerian man to compete in the two full laps race in the history of the championships. He holds a personal season's best of 1:45.87 which is a Nigerian record and makes him only the second Nigerian to run inside 1:46 seconds in the event.