A member of the Nigerian Athletics Federation (AFN) and the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC), Princess Mabel Madojiemu has continued to praise the participating athletes for their marvelous performance at the recent World School Sports Athletics events held at cape at Abeokuta.

The Nigerian School Sports Federation NSSF organized World School Sports Athletics trials to select the Nigerian contingent for the 2023 World School Athletics Championships scheduled for later in the year.

20 Princess Mabel Madojiemu athletes sponsored by Under-15 AthIetics / Competitions participated in the World School Athletics trials.

The young athletes collected a bronze medal and were applauded for their great feat despite the short time available for training.

Reacting to their performance, Princess Madojiemu congratulated them on stepping up to demonstrate their talents amongst their relatively older counterparts.

“I was delighted with their performance and I hope they continue to do so in their subsequent competitions, myself and a colleague, Friday Enoge, help sponsor athletes from Ogun State,” she said.

More than 1,300 participants from primary and secondary schools in 24 states, including Lagos, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa and the host, Ogun, took part in trials to select the Nigerian contingent for the 2023 World Championships in School Athletics scheduled for later in year.

Princess Madojiemu also praised the NSSF for the smooth organization of the rehearsals, which she said would help uncover new talent for the country.

Meanwhile, some of the athletes will represent the country in Turkey in June/July, others will compete with their counterparts from around the world in Brazil at the International School Sports Federation’s Gymnasiade for boys and girls under-15 in August.

In the final of the event held at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, dignitaries, administrators and officials praised the performance of the athletes and expressed their optimism that the country will do well in the international championships.

The World Track and Field Trials included athletics events, with competitors in Under-12, Under-15 and Under-18 showcasing their talents.

Nigerian School Sports Federation President Olabisi Joseph stated that selected students from the event will start camping ahead of the country’s participation in world events.

Joseph, who is also vice president of the Nigerian Olympic Committee, urged the government, corporate organizations and well-meaning individuals to support the body in sponsoring the athletes to Turkey, stating that the NSSF will start preparations soon to ensure that the athletes excel in competitions organized by the ISF.

Events competed in at the NSSF World School Track and Field Trials include the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, Long Jump, High Jump, Discussion, and Shot Put for boys and girls.

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