Athletics Federation Chairman, Solomon Ogba said yesterday that the latest timing device has been acquired for the Africa Youth Athletics Championships, AYAC 2013, holding in Warri from March 27 to March 31.
He was delighted about the high standards expected in the organisation of the maiden event of the youth’s competition in Africa.
’’We have just bought a Timetronics device for the Warri event. It is the first time that we will be using EDM (Estimated Distance Measurement) device in Nigeria. I’m happy that we are moving forward and AYAC 2013 will be of high standards,’’ Ogba said.
It means that officiating officials will no longer use tapes to measure distances in events like Long Jump, Javelin etc.
’’Timetronics is the latest of them all. It is good that we have it now in Nigeria,’’ Yusuf Ali, holder of Nigeria’s Long Jump record said yesterday.