Oduduru express excitement as AFN announces Olympic list
2014 World Junior silver medalist, Divine Oduduru speaking to ‘Athletic Heat’ today expressed his excitement about the Olympics.
‘Going for the Olympics is a privilege for me and an opportunity as well to bring out my best and compete with the world best athletes. I am excited that I will be in Rio but I am more excited because I will be going with my brother, Tega Odele. We motivate each other a lot during competitions and so going for the Olympics together we would motivate ourselves to bring out the best in us‘ He said.
On what we should expect.
‘I believe getting there, I will run my best and like I said I will be there with my brother, Tega and he is going to make it more lively and interesting. I also want Nigerian’s to pray for Tega and I as we prepare for the Olympics’. The 10-time Nigerian medalist added.
Divine Oduduru who ran a Season’s Best/Personal Best of 10.23s will not compete in the 100m but he will represent Nigeria in the 200m where he has a Personal Best of 20.45s alongside his buddy, Tega Odele.
Other athletes on the team are:
100m Women: Blessing Okagbare, Gloria Asunmu and Peace Uko.
Men: Seye Ogunlewe, Monzavous Edwards and Ogho-Oghene Egwero.
200m Women: Blessing Okagbare.
Men: Tega Odele and Divine Oduduru .
400m Women: Patience George Okon, Bamgbose Margaret and Omotosho Omolara.
Men: Orukpe Erayokan
110m hurdles: Antwon Hicks.
100m hurdles: Amusan Oluwatobiloba
400m Hurdles Women: Amaka Ogeogbunam
Men: Miles Ukaoma
Triple Jump Men: Tosin Oke and Olu Olamigoke.
High Jump Women: Doreen Amata.
Long Jump Women: Blessing Okagbare and Ese Brume.
Shot Put Women: Nwanneka Okwelogu.
Men: Stephen Mozia.
Discuss Women: Chinwe Okoro
Heptathlon: Uhunoma Osazuwa
4x100m Women: Blessing Okagbare, Jennifer Madu, Gloria Asumnu, Peace Uko, Agnes Osazuwa, Zainab Sanni, Cecilia Francis, Khadijat Suleman, Olivia Ekpone
4x400m Women: Patience Okon-George, Margaret Bamgbose, Omolara Omotosho, Regina George, Yinka Ajayi, Rita Ossai, Ibukun Mayungbe, Ekundayo Sogbesan
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