Youth Olympics: Oritsemeyiwa Ineh leaps 16.34m as Rosemary, Alaba & others set to compete in Stage 2
The 2018 Youth Olympic Games currently holding in Buenos Aires, Argentina has witness several Nigerian representatives compete across various sports including Athletics, Table Tennis, Golf amongst other sports.
African Youth Champ in the 400m, Favour Ofili finished 4th in her heat at the Games in a time of 57.51s but she will compete in Stage 2 where she will have to perform better to be ranked in top 3 overall according to the new rule . She will hit the track at 9.25pm.
Victory George leaped a distance of 5.58m in stage 1 of the women’s Long Jump finishing 11th and will have to perform better in stage 2 as the performance of each athlete in both rounds will be added to determine final placings. The event will hold later today by 6.05pm.
Rosemary Chukwuma who is a Commonwealth Games and African Senior Champs medalist, outran the rest of the field to win her heat in 12.03s, one of the fastest qualifying time. She is billed to run in the stage 2, tomorrow, October 15 by 8.40pm and she has been tipped as one of the favourite to clinch a medal.
Alaba Akintola who is our male representative in the 100m finished 2nd in Stage 1 with 10.76s behind African Champs Luke Davids of South Africa who won in 10.56s. Alaba, a Silver and bronze medalist at the African Youth Games and ECOWAS U-20 respectively will go against other top athletes in stage 2 and will have to run faster to pick a medal. He has one of the fastest times in the heats and this has put him in the last race of stage 2 tomorrow at 9.25pm.
Team Captain, Oritsemeyiwa Ineh proved to be an athlete to watch out for in Stage 2 of the Men’s Triple Jump as he leaped a distance of 16.34m. Though wind aided (+2.3), we are positive that he will be able to jump legal marks in the final. Meyiwa who won the African Youth Games in a PB of 16.22m will be hoping to go further in the Stage 2 as performance from both rounds will be added to determine final placing. With his current performance, he is a sure medal contender and has been tipped to be ranked in Top 3 at the end of the event. The Stage 2 will hold on Tuesday, October 16th.
We wish you all the very best!!!! Go make us proud Champs!