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Edafe strikes first gold for Team Nigeria

While the women 3000m ran its full course, Nigeria’s Oreva-Oghene Edafe was doing justice to the men’s long jump, he leapt 6.91m to clinch the gold and he was confident that in the next couple of months, he will make improvements and earn a place among the class of the 8.00m jumpers.

Ethiopia’s Abebe Mesfin Mekonen was second with a jump of 6.85m. Nigeria’s David Oke also made 6.85 in the fourth attempt to keep the bronze.

“I am delighted winning the first gold for Nigeria. I can only wish that I will improve to world standards in a short period,” said Edafe.

The event continues today with the 100m heats and semi-finals.



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