Nigeria at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics

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Nigeria at the
World Championships in Athletics

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Flag of Nigeria
IAAF code NGR
National federation Athletics Federation of Nigeria
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At the 2011 World Championships in Athletics
in Daegu
Competitors 15
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
2009
2013

Nigeria competed at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics from August 27 to September 4 in Daegu, South Korea.

Team selection[edit]

A team of 17 athletes was announced to represent the country in the event. The team will be led by "Africa track queen" Blessing Okagbare competing in the 100m 4x100m and Long Jump events.[1] However, the IAAF has rejected the USA-born duo of sprinter, Gloria Asumnu and quarter-miler, Ibukun Blessing Mayungbe as eligible athletes to compete for Nigeria at the 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics.[2]

The final team on the entry list comprises the names of 14 athletes.[3] After a protest by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Gloria Asumnu was declared eligible to start competing for Nigeria and participated in the Women's 4 x 100 metres relay event.[4]

The following athletes appeared on the preliminary Entry List,[3] but not on the Official Start List of the specific event,[5] resulting in a total number of 15 competitors:

KEY: Did not participate Competed in another event
Event Athlete
Women 4 x 100 metres relay Seun Adigun
Endurance Abinuwa
4 x 400 metres relay Endurance Abinuwa

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Heats Semifinals Final
Time
Width
Height
Rank Time
Width
Height
Rank Time
Width
Height
Rank Time
Width
Height
Rank
Ogho-Oghene Egwero 100 metres 10.57 36 Did not advance
Peter Emelieze 100 metres 10.58 38 Did not advance
Stanley Gbagbeke Long jump DNS Did not advance
Tosin Oke Triple jump 16.60 16 Did not advance

Women[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Heats Semifinals Final
Time
Width
Height
Rank Time
Width
Height
Rank Time
Width
Height
Rank Time
Width
Height
Rank
Blessing Okagbare 100 metres 11.09 1 11.22 5 11.12 5
Oludamola Osayomi 100 metres 11.14 6 11.58 21 Did not advance
Endurance Abinuwa 200 metres 23.53 26 Did not advance
Blessing Okagbare 200 metres DNS Did not advance
Seun Adigun 100 m hurdles 13.13 SB 21 13.14 19 Did not advance
Muizat Ajoke Odumosu 400 m hurdles 56.23 19 Q 56.41 17 Did not advance
Gloria Asumnu
Oludamola Osayomi
Agnes Osazuwa
Blessing Okagbare
4 x 100 metres relay 42.74 SB 6 42.93 7
Omolara Omotosho
Muizat Ajoke Odumosu
Margaret Etim
Bukola Abogunloko
4 x 400 metres relay 3:25.59 SB 7 3:29.82 8
Blessing Okagbare Long jump 6.36 18 Did not advance
Doreen Amata High jump 1.95 =NR 7 1.93 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oke Oluku, Sunny (August 14, 2011), Nigeria selects squad of 17 for Daegu - IAAF World Championships, Athletics Africa, retrieved August 15, 2011 
  2. ^ Pius, Mike (August 22, 2011), Nigeria: IAAF Rejects AFN List for Daegu Worlds - 202 National Teams, 1945 Athletes Registered, allAfrica.com, retrieved September 11, 2011 
  3. ^ a b IAAF (August 21, 2011), Entry Lists by Country, retrieved August 21, 2011 
  4. ^ IAAF clears Asumnu for Nigeria, The Punch, August 31, 2011, retrieved September 11, 2011 
  5. ^ IAAF, Athletes participating per day, retrieved September 11, 2011 

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