Genzebe Dibaba is the first Ethiopian crowned Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year

Ethiopia’s World Indoor 3000m champion Genzebe Dibaba was crowned the 2015 Sportswoman of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai China on Wednesday (15 April). Dibaba stood out for setting three new world indoor times in a fortnight during the 2014 indoor track season. Only American Jesse Owens and Jamaican Usain Bolt [...]

World champion Sum triumphs in Melbourne

WORLD 800m champion Eunice Jepkoech Sum (Kenyans) opened her season on a winning note at the IAAF World Challenge Series in Melbourne Australia on Saturday (22 March). Sum completed the two lap race in a modest time of 2:02.99. Her Kenyan compatriot and world championships 5000m silver medalist Mercy Cherono claimed victory in 1500m in [...]

Ghana’s Akuka aims for World Student Games in Kazan Russia

Ghana’s budding long distance runner William Awunime Akuka has his sights set on the World Student Games in Kazan Russia in July. LITTLE-KNOWN Ghanaian distance runner William Awunime Akuka reckons he can make an impact at the World University Games (FISU) in Kazan Russia in July. All he asks for is support from the Ghana [...]

Jacobs, Omotoso, Gbagbeke and Okagbare qualify for Olympics with personal bests

All Africa Games 400m hurdles champion Ajoke Odumosu retained her Nigeria national title in a world class time of 55.08 in Calabar on Thursday (21 June). NEN FIND Regina Jacobs and Stanley Gbagbeke qualified for the London Olympics at the AFN Cross River State All Nigeria Athletics Championships in Calabar on Thursday (21 June). Running [...]

Oke,Metu, Adigun shine in Calabar

African triple jump champion Tosin Oke retained his Nigeria championship title with a life time best of 17.23m (+0.8) at the AFN/All Nigeria Cross River State Athletics Championships in Calabar on Wednesday (20 June). Obinna Metu required a lifetime best of 10.11 seconds to reclaim the Nigeria 100m championships title A fully recovered Seun Adigun [...]