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(L to R): Nigeria’s Blessing OKAGBARE, UK’s Dina ASHER-SMITH and Switzerland’s Ajla DEL PONTE compete in the 100m women final of the Diamond League track and field meeting in Gateshead on May 23, 2021. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / Diamond League AG)

Team Nigeria to compete in Texas today
• Okagbare finishes fifth at Diamond League

Some Nigerian athletes, including top sprinter, Seye Ogunlewe, and the revelation at Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, Akintola Alaba, may have given up on the plan to join Team Nigeria’s tour of the U.S. ahead of the Tokyo Olympics following their failure to secure a visa to America.

Team Nigeria, which has been on a tour of the United States for three weeks, will participate in another event in Texas today, with the athletes expected to compete with other nations for Tokyo Olympics relay qualification tickets.

Since Nigeria missed participation at the World Athletics Relays in Poland some weeks ago due to some issues, the athletes have taken…



Source: Guardian Newspaper