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Track & field by Yemi Odus

Declaring a State of Emergency in the throws in Nigerian Athletics ,Nigeria, over the years, has been predominantly regarded as a sprinting nation, going by the exploits of some of the country’s sprinters on the world stage, talking about the likes of Innocent Egbunike, Falilat Ogunkoya, Mary Onyali, Blessing Okagbare and several others. The country has also produced exceptional jumpers in the ilk of Ajayi Agbebaku, Yussuf Alli and Chioma Ajunwa, who won Nigeria’s first ever Olympic Gold medal, having dominated the women’s Long Jump at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

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