13 Nigerian athletes at World Indoor Championships

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Lagos  –   The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Thursday released entries of athletes participating at the World Indoor Championships holding in Portland, Oregon.

The IAAF named 13 Nigerians for the meet to run from March 17 to March 20.

Ogho-Oghene Egwero made the 60m dash, Stephen Mozia in the Shot put, Tosin Oke and Olu Olamigoke are to feature in the Triple Jump.

Orukpe Eraiyokan and Samson Oghenewegba will feature in the 400m.

In the men’s 4×400 relay team are Orukpe Eraiyokan, Noah Akwu, Abiola Onakoya and Isah Salihu.

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Lindsay Lindley will feature in the 60m hurdles, Patience Okon in the 400m, Doreen Amata in High Jump, while Claire Uke would participate in women Shot Put.

The top six athletes and team in the event would be awarded prize money.

The top place winner will take home, 40,000 dollars, second, 20,000 dollars, third place, 10,000 dollars and the fourth place winner gets 8,000 dollars.

Fifth position will get 6,000 dollars and six place, 4,000 dollars, while any athlete that breaks the world record would be awarded with 50,000 dollars. (NAN)


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