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Team Nigeria’s London 2017 IAAF Worlds Warriors

Team Nigeria’s London 2017 IAAF Worlds Warriors

Completesportsnigeria.com's DARE ESAN profiles Nigeria's athletes to the IAAF World Championships which begin today at the Olympic Stadium, London.
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MEN
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 SAMSON OGHENEWEGBA NATHANIEL
 DOB: 29 AUG 1997
 Event: 400m
 PB: 45.23
 SB: 45.23
 Nigeria's best position at the championships remains Innocent Egbunike's silver medal finish in Rome in 1987.

 TOSIN OKE
DOB: 01 OCT 1980
 Event: Triple Jump
 PB: 17.23M
 SB: 16.70m
 Nigeria's best position at the championships was Ajayi Agbebaku's bronze  medal finish in Helsinki in 1983.

 CHUKWUEBUKA ENEKWECHI
 DOB: 28 JAN 1993
 Event: Shot Put
 PB: 21.07m
 SB: 21.07m
 Nigeria has not gone beyond the qualifying stage at the championships.

 

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 WOMEN

JENNIFER MADU
DOB:23 SEP 1994
Event: 100m,4x100m
PB: 11.16
SB: 11.31
 Nigeria's best record here remains the fifth place finish by Mary Onyali in 1993 and Blessing Okagbare in 2011.

 BLESSING OKAGBARE

 DOB: 09 OCT 1988
 Event: 100m,Long Jump,4x100m
 PB: 10.79,7.00M
 SB: 10.99,6.77M
 Nigeria's best record IN THE 100M remains the fifth place finish by Mary Onyali in 1993 and Blessing Okagbare in 2011 while in the long jump, Okagbare's silver medal win in Moscow, Russia in 2013.

 MARGARET BAMGBOSE
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 DOB: 19 OCT 1993
 Event: 400m,4x400m
 PB: 51.11
 SB: 51.57
 Nigeria's best position is Falilat Ogunkoya's fourth place finish in Seville, Spain in 1999.

 PATIENCE OKON GEORGE
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 DOB: 25 NOV 1991
 Event: 400m, 4x400m
PB: 50.71
SB: 51.03

 Nigeria's best position is Falilat Ogunkoya's fourth place finish in Seville, Spain in 1999.

YINKA AJAYI
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 DOB: 11 AUG 1997
 Event: 400m
 PB: 51.30
 SB: 51.30
Nigeria's best position is Falilat Ogunkoya's fourth place finish in Seville, Spain in 1999.

 OLUWATOBILOBA AMUSAN
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 DOB: 23 APR 1997
 Event: 100m Hurdles
PB: 12.57

 SB: 12.57

 Glory Alozie's silver medal win in 199 in Sevilee,Spain is Nigeria's  best performance in the event.

 LINDSAY LINDLEY
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DOB: 10 JUN 1989
Event: 100m Hurdles
 PB: 12.90
 SB: 12.90
Glory Alozie's silver medal win in 199 in Sevilee,Spain is Nigeria's best performance in the event.

 GLORY ONOME NATHANIEL
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 DOB:23 JAN 1996
Event: 400m Hurdles
PB :55.90
 SB: 55.90
 

Omolade Akinremi in 1995 and Ajoke Odumosu's semi-final finishes in 2009 and 2011 represent Nigeria's best performance in the championships.

 ESE BRUME
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DOB: 20 JAN 1996
 Event: Long Jump
 PB: 6.83m
 SB: 6.64m
 Blessing Okagbare'a  silver medal win in Moscow,Russia in 2013 remains Nigeria's best performance in the championships.

 4x100m RELAY
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 PB: 42.39
 SB: 43.84
The Nigerian relay squad Aniekeme Alphonsus ETIM, Wisdom ISOKEN, Lindsay LINDLEY,Jennifer MADU, Blessing OKAGBARE, Maria Thompson OMOKWE will aim for a podium finish as that is the only way the fourth place finishes achieved by the quartet of Beatrice Utondu,Rufina Ubah,Christy Opara-Thompson and Mary Onyali in
1991 in Tokyo (42.77) and the 2001 team to Edmonton,Canada made up of Chioma Ajunwa, Endurance Ojokolo, Mercy Nku and Mary Onyali-Omagbemi (42.52).

 4x400m Relay
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 PB: 3:21.04
 SB: 3:31.97

The team of Yinka Aayi, Margaret Bamgbose, Abike Funmilola Egbeniyi, Patience Okon George and Glory Onome Nathaniek will attempt to go a step further than fifth place,the highest position Nigeria has attained in the race at  the championships on four occassions viz 1991 by the quartet of Fatima Yusuf,• Mary Onyali,Airat Bakare and Charity Opara (3:24.45); 2009 by Endurance Abinuwa, Muizat Ajoke Odumosu, Josephine Ehigie and Folasade Abugan (3:28.55),2013 by the quartet of Omolara Omotoso, Patience Okon George, Bukola Abogunloko and Regina George (3:27.57) and in 2015 by the team (Regina George, Funke Oladoye, Tosin Adeloye and Patience Okon George (3:25.11).

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