The trials are to select athletes who will represent Nigeria at the 2023 World Championships in School Athletics, scheduled for later in the year.
AFN, NOC praise NSSF
AFN President Tonobok Okowa and NOC Secretary Tunde Popoola congratulated the NSSF on the trials and hoped that the athletes who participated would be nurtured to become world stars.
Administrators were impressed with the participation of athletes from more than 20 states.
For his part, NSSF President Olabisi Joseph praised the Ogun State government for hosting the World School Athletics Trials. He also appreciates the support of the stakeholders in the successful realization of the two-day championship.
Ogun, the Delta states dominate
Athletes from schools in Delta State and Ogun State dominated some of the track and field events.
Team Ogun’s trio, Olude Kehinde, Olabayo Ore-oluwa and Joel Kindness, won gold, silver and bronze, respectively, in the U-18 women’s and 3000M, while Kano State’s Usman Aminulahi won the men’s 3000M category.
The Delta Team trio of Lucky Anthony, Melvin and Omole finished first, second and third, respectively, in the U-15 boys’ high jump, while Delta State’s twin sisters duo Frances and Franca Ajagbawa finished first and second. , respectively. in the U-18 women’s triple jump event.
In the U-12 boys’ high jump, Ogun State’s Bello Yusuff won gold, while Rivers State’s Michael and Oyo State’s James Odebami placed second and third respectively.
The events competed in at the NSSF World Trials in Scholastic Athletics are the Boys’ and Girls’ 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1500M, 3000M, Long Jump, High Jump, Discussion, and Shot Put.