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Okagbare leads 400 athletes to Awoture’s tourney

Over four hundred Athletes from the three senatorial districts of Delta state will converge tomorrow at the newly constructed 16,000 capacity Sapele stadium to participate at the 1st Awoture athletes championship.

Dashing to the finish...(L-R) Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure, Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare and Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce during the women’s 200 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow yesterday.
Dashing to the finish…(L-R) Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure, Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare and Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce during the women’s 200 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow yesterday.

The championship which is put together by the Delta state government through the state sports commission is aimed at harmonizing, discovering, and exposing young and talented athletes from Delta state as they will be competing in various categories in different track and field events.

Expected to represent their various Senatorial districts are the likes of Nigeria’s fastest man and woman in the persons of Ogor ogene Egwero and Blessing okagbari who are from Isoko north and Sapele local government areas of Delta state respectively.

Speaking about the readiness of the local organizing committee, the chair man of the L.O.C, Honorable Gabriel Okpunor said the championship will avail the world the opportunity to see the international standard newly constructed Sapele stadium by the state governor Dr Emmanuel Uduanghan as the championship will be shown live on television.

He charged Deltans to come out en mass to celebrate the athletes that will be competing in the event,

Athletes for the two days sporting fiesta are expected to arrive Sapele on Friday 26th sept .

 


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