World Athletics Indoors: Ese Brume To Represent Nigeria In Belgrade

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Tokyo Olympics long jump bronze medalist, Ese Brume, and five other athletes will represent Nigeria in this year’s World Athletics Indoor Championships, scheduled to hold from March 18-20 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Nigeria will contest in three events at the championships, tagged Belgrade 2022, including women’s long jump, triple jump and 4×4 relay for men.

Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Samuel Onikeku, said that the invited athletes will leave their base in the United States for Belgrade next week.

Nigerian athlete Ruth Usoro

While Brume will represent Nigeria in the women’s long jump, Ruth Usoro will contest in the women’s long/triple jump. Team Nigeria’s athletes for men’s 4X400m relay are Sikiru Adeyemi, Ifeanyi Ojeali, Samson Ogehewegba Nathaniel and Timothy Emeogene.

The standard of the competition is expected to be extremely high as many Olympic champions are set to compete in Belgrade.


Chidi Nwoke/The Guardian.

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