Nigerian athletes shine in Dakar….

A number of Nigerian athletes put up impressive performance at the IAAF World Challenge in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday. Doreen Amata’s leap of 1.94m was her best in four years as she clinched gold at the meet. Amata’s national record stands at 1.95m but her new jump qualifies her for the World Championships holding in Beijing in August. The qualifying standard for her event is 1.94m. At the Dakar event, Nigeria’s Mark Jelks went home with a bronze medal after finishing in 20.88secs in the men’s 200m. He failed in the men’s 100m event, finishing fifth in 10.20secs behind Barbados’ Ramon Gittens (10.08), South African duo Roscoe Engel (10.12) and Henrichio Bruintjies (10.16), and Zambia’s Siame Sydney (10.18). Nigeria’s Patience George also bagged the women’s 400m gold with a season best of 52.12s ahead of USA’s Shapri Romero (56.61), while Nigeria’s Amaka Ogoegbunam was fourth in 54.06s. The Athletic Federation of Nigeria President, Solomon Ogba,  is hoping to see a better performance from the athletes as the AFN prepares to organise the Warri Relays, the CAA Super Grand Prix and the AFN/CRS All-Nigeria Athletics Championships,

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