Ethiopians Dejen Gebremeskel and Meseret Defar top the world at 10000m

ETHIOPIANS Dejen Gebremeskel and Meseret Defar claimed world leading times when they won their 10000m races at the Folksam Grand prix in Sollentuna Sweden on Thursday (27 June) Gebremeskel prevailed in this all-Ethiopian race clocking 26:51.02 in his debut at the 10000m. Abera Kuma posted a personal best of 26:52.85. Imane Merga (26:57.33), Yigram Demelash [...]

Queen Obisesan takes Nigeria’s hammer throw to a new level

WHAT started out as a keep fit hobby has transformed Nigerian Queen Obisesan into one of Africa’s best all time female hammer thrower. Enjoying a rich vein of form this year, Obisesan triumphed in the hammer with a throw of 62.06m at the Cross River State/All Nigeria Athletics Championship in Calabar on Friday (21 June). [...]

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba shines in Ostrava

TIRUNESH Dibaba stole the limelight at the IAAF World Challenge meet in Ostrava in the Czech Republic on Thursday night (27 June). The Ethiopian Olympic 10,000m champion prevailed in her event in a world leading time of time of 30:26.67. What’s more she lowered her meet record from 31:03.37 run at this annual event in [...]

Ajoke, Okorie, Obisesan triumph convincingly at CRS/All Nigerian Athletics champs-Day Three

AFRICAN champion Ajoke Odumosu retained her 400m hurdles title at the Cross River State All Nigeria Athletics Championships at the UJ Eusene Stadium in Calabar on Friday (21 June). Despite a nagging hamstring injury that has hampered her season Ajoke Odumosu is glad she clinched an unprecedented fifth consecutive national 400m hurdles title. The Olympic [...]

George, Akwu, break new ground in 400m at Nigeria champs-Day Two

AFRICAN championship 400m silver medalist Regina George retained her national title with a lifetime performance at the Cross River State All Nigeria Athletics Championships in Calabar on Thursday (20 June). Progressing from a 51.62 win in her semifinal, George carried the day in the one lap race in 50.99. She has twice run a previous [...]