Rio Olympics: Nigerian athlete out of men’s 100m

It is pathetic to know that Nigeria’s Monvazous Edwards will not take part in the men’s 100m round 1 when the athletics events commence on August 12th at Rio de Janeiro.

If he hadn’t made the standard that would have been a different case but Edwards ran a time of 10.16 to qualify for the Olympics unfortunately for him, he wasn’t registered by the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC).

You would recall that at the just concluded IAAF World Junior Championship in Poland, the Nigerian women sprint relay were meant to be in action but to their dismay they weren’t registered.

The aggrieved athlete took to his Instagram Page to share the mail that was sent by Paul Hardy, IAAF Competition Director.


The US-based athlete who was meant to make his debut appearance at The Olympics was the 2000 American Junior champion in the 100m and 200m.

Monvazous began competing for Nigeria in 2014 at The Commonwealth Games and he was a bronze medalist at The African Championship that same year. He has a personal record of 10.00s and 20.17s.

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