Nigerian athletics has in recent years has been lambasted by the media especially when they perform below expectation at international competitions but are quick to shower praise when the athletes excel.
Three young sprinters who have a burning desire to educate the public and correct some of the notions about Nigerian athletics decided to setup a blog called “Athletic Heat”which will promote Nigerian athletics by providing Athletics reports, Statistics, News, Gist and Exclusive interviews concerning Nigerian athletics and athletics around the world.
The Group includes:
A genuine lover of the sport, Toluwani Adebakin is a graduate from Redeemer’s Secondary School where he accumulated over 50 medals in track and field. He is an athlete based in Lagos where he trains as a 400m runner with Esteem Athletics Club. He believes in the future of Nigeria athletes. He will serve as the team manager.
A prolific Track & Field analyst and writer, Eseroghene Oguma is an undergraduate at the University of Port Harcourt.The 2015 Lagos state champion over the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay graduated from one of Nigeria’s foremost secondary school, CMS Grammar School, Lagos. He is an athlete who specializes in the 200m and 400m. He has always felt that Nigerian athletes could go further and achieve higher accolades if they are given the right support.
A Track & Field Enthusiast, Ruth Usoro was a bronze medalist in the Long Jump at the National Championships in 2015. An alumna of National College, Gbagada. She is a sprinter as well as long jumper who also trains at Esteem Athletics Club. She is referred to as the ‘Allyson Felix’ of Nigeria.
Goodluck to all Nigerian athletes as the outdoor season begins. We promise to walk with you and give you nothing but the best…