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•Aminat Jamal and Kemi Adekoya

Nigeria’s loss is Bahrain’s gain

The 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia, ended on Thursday, and one of the dominant countries in Athletics at the competition, was Bahrain. Back in the day, not many people associated the oil-rich Arab country with Track and Field, but in recent times, Bahrain is now becoming a rising force in world Athletics, thanks to the presence of a growing number of African-born athletes within its fold, Nigerians inclusive.

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Remembering Nicholas Bett, a trailblazer in African Athletics

On Wednesday morning, the sad news filtered in that Kenya’s Nicholas Bett, who won a Gold medal in the 400m Hurdles at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, died in a car crash that morning. It was reported that Bett died on the spot after the car he was driving veered off the road and landed in a ditch near Lessos, along Eldoret-Kapsabet road, throwing the Athletics fraternity into mourning.

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Awake Nigeria, Africa’s sleeping sprint giant

It is no longer news that the 21st edition of the African Senior Athletics Championships is currently being staged in Asaba, Delta State. The 100m is usually one of the major highlights of any Athletics competition, and it was no different at the ongoing championship. The men and women’s 100m finals were decided on Thursday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

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