Okagbare, Semanya, Others To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
Sprinter Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will be inducted into the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Hall of Fame.
Okagbare will be inducted alongside other members of Team Nigeria’s 4x200m quartet that won gold at the 2015 IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas.
The event, organized by CAA and Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency is slated for 5pm on July 31, 2018 at the Event Center, Asaba.
The State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, IAAF President Sebastian Coe, CAA President and members of his executive committee, top government officials at Federal and State level will attend the occasion.
Other members of the team that will be inducted into the Hall of Fame are Dominique Duncan, Regina George and Christy Udoh.
But it’s not going to be an all Nigerian affair, Olympics and World Champion Tirunesh Dibaba from Ethiopia will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, ditto her compatriot Mesert Defar who has also won medals at the Olympics and the World Championships.
Other Ethiopians on the list include: Genzebe Dibaba a world record holder and champion, Almaz Ayana an Olympics and World Champions and Kenenisa Bekele a legend in long distance, road races and marathon and world record holder.
South Africa duo of Caster Semanya and Wayde van Nieckert both Olympics and World Champions will be inducted.
Also on the list are Kenyan trio of Vivian Cherivyot, the king of 800m David Rudisha and Ezekiel Kemboi.
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