World class Athletes go for glory at the on going National Sports Festival

Top on the list of the of stars already in Abuja for this years National Sports Festival are Blessing Okagbare, Reigning Commonwealth and African Champion in the 100m Hurdles Event, Tobi Amusan, as well as Ese Brume who will be competing in the Long Jump event for Team Delta.

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A bronze medalist at the last African Championships hosted in Asaba, Chidi Okezie has also arrived from the United States to compete for honours in the Sports Festival in Team Delta’s colours.

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Already a handful of superstars have arrived in Abuja to burn the tracks inside the main bowl of the National Stadium. According to the itinerary of events released by the organizers, the first event in athletics will be the Women’s 5000m event.

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The Heats for the Men’s and Women’s 100m event will also be taking place during the morning session. Team Delta will be hoping for gold when Brume takes the centre stage for the Long Jump event billed for Tuesday afternoon. Just like in Swimming where Delta State secured over 90 % of the gold medals available, many expect that they would do same in the athletics.

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However, with the wave of upsets that has been sweeping through the 19th Sports Festival, just anything can happen also in the athletics events.