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Asaba 2018: Let the African Championships begin…

In a few days, the rest of the continent will converge at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State, for the long-awaited African Senior Athletics Championships. Fans and spectators will definitely be treated to brilliant performances on the Track and Field, considering that some of the athletes expected to headline the championships, are among the best in the world.

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A stitch in time saves nine

The National Championship of any country is considered sacrosanct. It is a competition where the country’s best athletes (home and abroad) converge and rivalries are re-kindled, eventually leading to the emergence of National Champions who would have earned bragging rights until the next edition of the championships.

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•Juan Miguel Echeverria

Catch them young!

A week ago, a 19-year old Cuban Long jumper by the name of Juan Miguel Echevarria performed an incredible feat that sent shivers down the spines of Athletics lovers all over the world! While competing at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Sunday, June 10th, Echevarria sailed over a distance of 8.83m to win the men’s Long Jump ahead of favourite, South Africa’s Luvo Manyonga, who is the reigning World Champion in the event.

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Salwa Eid Naser and a Tale of Two Countries, By Yemi Olus

Earlier this week, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) released a shortlist of finalists in contention for the IAAF’s prestigious Rising Star Award which is usually presented to athletes under the age of 23 who have shown great promise and posted impressive performances in the year under review.One of the athletes in contention for this award is 19-year old Salwa Eid Naser who competes for Bahrain.

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