Valerie Vili from New Zealand has smashed the Commonwealth Games record to win the Gold medal with a distance of 19.66m. Silver medal winner was Vivien Chukwuemeka from Nigeria and the bronze went to Cleopatra Borel-Brown from Trinidad and Tobago.
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Trecia Smith from Jamaica has won the Gold Medal in the Women’s Triple Jump with Otonye Iworima fron Nigeria taking the silver medal and Nadia Williams taking the bronze medal.
India has won the Gold medal in the Men’s Team table tennis event with Singapore taking Silver and Nigeria taking the Bronze.
Sheri-Ann Brooks has won the Women’s 100m for Jamaica with Geraldine Pillay taking the Silver for South Africa and Delphine Atangana took the bronze for Cameroon.
In the Men’s 100m, Asafa Powell took the Gold for Jamaica just over the 10 second mark. Nigeria’s Soji Fasuba took the silver and Marc Burns has taken the bronze [...]
Both Malaysia and Canada have beaten their opponents 4-0 in today’s hockey matches meaning Nigeria and Barbados have a lot of work to do if they want to finish in the top two of their group now that their points difference has taken a hammering.
Inadequate preparations could mar Nigeriaâ€™s chances in athletic events of next monthâ€™s Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, says a former national coach, Tobia Igwe.
According to Igwe, â€œNigerian athletes will not make much impact in athletics at the Commonwealth Games due to poor arrangements, as well as preparationsâ€?.
Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has confirmed 32 athletes for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games..
Athletes who made the Nigerian contingent are 100m men/4×100m Olusoji Fasuba, Uchenna Emedolu, Deji Aliu,,Peter Emelezie and Uzodinma Alozie, others include Gloria Kemasuode, Mercy Nku, Endurance Ojokolo Jane Dike and Sussan Akene for the womenâ€™s 100/4×100m.
In the menâ€™s 400/4×400m relay [...]
PRESIDENT of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Mrs. Violet Odogwu-Nwajei, (MON), has said the federation has not stopped any athlete from next Marchâ€™s 18th Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia stating that â€œonly the trials event at the 17th ExxonMobil All Nigeria Track and Field Championships will determine who would be part of the team.â€?
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Brown Ebewele has spoken out against the Nigerian Ministry of Sports due to their refusal to release training grants to athletes before the Games which would enable them to prepare. Instead, the grants are released during the Games which doesn’t provide any assistance in buildup and preparation.
Ebewele has categorically stated that Nigeria will fail [...]
Nigeria’s athletes have expressed delight over the announced resumption of the Commonwealth Games camping in Abuja on January 6th after it was suprisingly called off.
Attending the camp will be Uchenna Emedolu, Endurance Ojokolo, Mercy Nku and Deji Aliu.