AFN SET ENTRY STANDARD FOR NATIONAL TRIALS IN SAPELE
The meet is expected to hold on the 7th and 8th July, which is next week and The Athletic Federation has set standards for athletes who wish to compete.
100m men: 10.75s Women- 11. 80s
200m men- 21.55s Women 24. 50s
400m men- 48.50s Women 55.00s.
800m men- 1:55.00s Women: 2:10.00s
110m/ 100m hudles- 14.65s/14.50s
400m hurdles men- 52.50s Women- 1:00.00s
High Jump men- 2.00m Women- 1.70m
Pole vault men- 4.50m Women- 3.00m
Long Jump men- 7.25m Women- 5.65m
Triple Jump men- 15.00m Women- 12.00m
Shot Put men- 15.00m Women- 14.00m
Discuss Throw men- 45.00m Women- 40.00m
Javelin Throw- 50.00m Women- 40.00m.
While events without standards are:5000m, 10000m, Marathon, 3000m Steeplechase, Decathlon/ Heptathlon, 20 kilometer Race Walk , 4x100m men and women, 4x400m men and women.
The AFN boss disclosed that all track and field athletes would converge in Sapele, Delta State for the final selection for the Rio Olympics “The period of this trials will be used for the Warri Relays,” Evangelist Ogba said. “As we speak, South Africa, Ghana and other countries have confirmed their participation for the Warri Relays and it is good for us.”
According to him, over 20 US-based Nigerian athletes have purchased their tickets to be part of the trials in Sapele, adding that anyone who meets the qualification mark would be refunded the money he spent on coming down for the event.
It was revealed that the Grand Prix also known as the Warri Relays, will take place on Saturday, July 9th in the same venue.
It was also stated that the list of athletes going for next month’s IAAF World Junior Championships in Poland will be released by the 4th of July.
We wish all athletes the very best!
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