NAW S2 EP 1 - Nigeria’s performances so far in 2017 Athletic season and the future

May 8, 2017

In this episode, we recall the exploits of Nigeria athletes since the turn of the year. We commence with Nigeria's ill-fated participation at the World Relays and then we touch on the Penn relays too. Some Nigerian athletes have also already qualified for the World Championships in London. Listen to find out who they are.

 

Two promising foreign-based Nigerian athletes have sadly switched their allegiances to the U.S. Why does this continue to happen and how can it be stemmed in future?

 

There have also been a series local competitions recently. Such include the All Comers in PH, NUGA in Makurdi. Then we look into the four Golden Leagues coming up. When will the DK Olukoya Championships hold and in what city?

 

What should we look forward to this year, which athlete do we think will impress the most this year? Do we see Nigeria getting a medal at the World Championships?

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#GAW S2 EP1 - Highlights from 2017 IAAF World Relays, Africa’s National Champs, Penn Relays and the return of the Diamond League

May 4, 2017

The IAAF World Relays held in the Bahamas from April 22-23. We recap USA's amazing winnings, Jamaica's Championship Record and the shocking baton display, Germany's unexpected GOLD, Canada and Botswana. What does the future hold for them in London's World Champs?

We also touch on Highlights from South Africa’s National Championships where Wayde Van Niekerk ran a World Lead, Luvo Manyonga and her record with Caster Semenya qualifying for both events in London: will both she and Van Niekerk go for the double? What are their prospects? Top 5 fastest times in the world in the 200m are from 4 South Africans: can they defeat the Jamaicans and Americans?

We also go back in time to the Penn Relays where the battle for supremacy between the USA and Jamaica continued. Listen to see how that played out. And remember, the power man Usain Bolt retires this year. How would this affect Jamaica?

Also, fast forwarding into the immediate future, the IAAF Diamond League kicks off on May 5th in Doha! Which key events should you watch out for? 

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GAW Ep9 - National Trials from around the world and African Championships 2016 reviewed

June 29, 2016

Updates from National Trials from all over the world. Focus will be on the British Trials where James Dasaolu won the 100m title with 9.93s, James Ellington 2nd in 9.96s and Chijindu Ujah 3rd in 9.97, making it the first time in British history for three men to go under 10s in the same race. Would they have a relay team that could challenge the old order in Rio? Asha Philip won the women's 100m in 11.17s. Tiffany Porter and Cindy Ofili both made the team after finishing 1st and 2nd in the trials.

 

Updates from the African Championships with special focus on Caster Semenya who won three GOLD medals, Van Niekerk in the 200m, Cote D'Ívoire in the sprints, Botswana in the 400m and 4x400m, and then issues surrounding the championships e.g lack of spectators, should top athletes be forced to attend the continental championships? With Nigeria set to hold the next edition, what can we do better?

 

Then the French Trials where Lavillenie won the title with a World Lead of 5.95m while Jimmy Vicaut did same in the 100m with 9.88s. Is Vicaut getting into the mix of sprinters to watch out for in Rio seeing that he holds the WL of 9.86s?

 

Trinidad and Tobago held their trials too and Michelle Lee-Ahye won the 100m in 11.00s, followed by Semoy Hacket (11.07), Kelly-Ann Baptiste (11.07) and Khalifa St.Fort (11.16). Richard Thompson won the men's title in 9.97s.

 

The American Junior Championships also held but it ended on Sunday so the full results are not out, but Candace Hill clocked 11.14s to win the 100m.

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NAW Ep9 - Review of Nigeria’s performance at the 2016 African Championships and other countries

June 29, 2016

Team Nigeria at the African Championships: How did they fare? Who were our most outstanding athletes in Durban?

From Tosin Oke to Uhunoma Osazuwa, Ese Brume, Nwanneka Okwelogwu and more.

What about athletes from other countries like Caster Semenya.


Matters arising with regards to the National Trials. Ahead of the Rio Olympics, how imperative is it to have the National Trials?

 

Which countries topped the medal table?

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