Okagbare, Ogunlewe make team
Nigeria’s fastest sprinters Blessing Okagbare and Seye Ogunlewe top the list of Team Nigeria athletes to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, head Media and Communication Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Okagbare will competing in the sprints, long jump and the 4x100m relay in Brazil.
Others in the women 100m and 4x100m squad are Madu Jennifer, Gloria Asumnu, Uko Peace ,Osazuwa Agnes, Sanni Zainab, Francis Cecilia, Khadijat Suleman and Ekpone Olivia.
The women 400m and 4x400m team are George Patience Okon, Bamgbose Margaret, Omotoso Omolara Grace,George Regina, Ajayi Yinka, Ossai Rita Vivian, Mayungbe Blessing and Sogbesan Ekundayo.
Oluwatobiloba Amusan will be competing in the 100m, Amaka Ogoegbunam 400m hurdles, Doreen Amata (High Jump), Brume Ese, (Long Jump) ,Okoro Chinwe (Discus), Nwanneka Okwelogu (Shot Put ) and Uhunoma Osazuwa (Heptathlon).
Ogunlewe would have his compatriots, Egwero Ogho-Oghene and Monzavous Edward competing with him in the 100m.
Odele Oghenetega and Oduduru Divine would feature in the 200m event.
Orukpe Eraiyokan (400m), Anthon Hicks (110m), Ukaoma Miles (400m), Oke Tosin, Olamigoke Olumide and Mozia Stephen (Shot Put ) complete the athletics team.