Listen as we discuss the 2017 Diamond League Finals in Zurich and Brussels where 32 winners emerged in the series. We also talk about the recent historic decision by the IOC, simultaneously awarding the hosting rights of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games to Paris and Los Angeles respectively.
In this episode we review the just ended National Youth Games in Ilorin. Who were our standout athletes? What do we have to say about the states’ participation, and those like Lagos who didn’t send a team. We will also talk about Chiamaka Egbochinam winning Silver in the Girls’s 100m. We also talk about D’Tigers & D’Tigress on their Afrobasket exploits. Obviously different strokes for the two teams.
It was a championship of upsets, and we would focus on the major upsets at the competition: Usain Bolt finishing 3rd in the 100m; Elaine Thompson not finishing on the podium; neither of Allyson Felix nor Shaunae Miller-Uibo winning the 400m; Mo Farah losing his 5000m title; Yulimar Rojas winning the Triple Jump ahead of Caterine Ibarguen; Ryan Crouser not finishing on the podium; Sally Pearson winning the 100m Hurdles ahead of Harrison; Kori Carter winning the women’s 400m Hurdles; Ramil...
A few shocking and disappointing performances were recorded. Blessing Okagbare seems to have been picking up at the right time. Elaine Thompson put up a fierce performance against Marie Talou. Shaunae Miller put up a winning performance, while Caster Semenya really trailed. Nigel Amos also bouncing back at the right time.
What are the potentials of Andre DeGrasse at the World Champs in the 200m. Conseslus Kipruto did not win his Steeplechase event. A new champion emerged.
We talking about the National Championships which held at the National Stadium, Abuja.
What were the highlight moments, who were those that made the headlines?
We share our thoughts on Nigeria’s absence from the World under 18
Later in the week the Warri Grand Prix [...]
After the AFN election that saw a new president emerge, the Appeals Committee has come to nullify it and call for a new presidential election.
We also review the first ever AFN/MOC National Youth and Junior Champs that was held at the Abuja National Stadium. We then talk about Nigeria being unable to present a team in Algeria, the first time it is happening in ten years, despite us being defending champions from two years ago.
At the Paris Diamond League, Nijel Amos bounced back to winning ways. Are things shaping up for him before the World Champs? Some upsets happened in the Men’s Javelin, 110m Hurdles, 3000m Steeplechase and women’s 1500m. Do we think they happened by a stroke of luck, or does it signify that things could change ahead of the World Championships? Can the likes of Elaine Thompson, Sam Kendricks, Mutaz Barshim and Chris Taylor extend their unbeaten run to the World Championships? What about a...
Highlights in this episode include:
At the Jamaican Invitational
-Elaine Thompson ran a WL of 22.09s. Is it possible for Thompson to get beaten this year?
- 20-year old Kyron McMaster won the 400m Hurdles with a scorching WL of 47.80s; Is a new order emerging in the 400m Hurdles?
- Yohan [...]
The IAAF World Relays held in the Bahamas from April 22-23. We recap USA’s amazing winnings, Jamaica’s Championship Record and the shocking baton display, Germany’s unexpected GOLD, Canada and Botswana. What does the future hold for them in London’s World Champs?
We also touch on Highlights from South Africa’s National Championships where Wayde Van Niekerk ran a World Lead, Luvo Manyonga and her record with Caster Semenya qualifying for both events in London: will both she and Van Niekerk...
in the women’s 5000mSandi Morris setting an MR, DLR and American Record in the women’s Pole vault, Conseslus Kipruto in the 3000m Steeplechase, Caster Semenya winning the 400m with a Personal Best (will she be aiming for the 400m/800m double next season? Erik Kynard winning the High Jump (men) and Nafi Thiam (women), etc
We talk about the most impressive team from Sunday night’s competition, the Dream Team. Aruna Quadri’s shocking win against Timo Boll of Germany. Also Chierika Ukogu in the Rowing event who made it to the quarterfinals. We’ll basically focus on athletes who have already started competing, but haven’t been ousted yet.
We also focus on the events/athletes who have ended their campaign in Rio such as the Table Tennis players: Segun Toriola, Funke Oshonaike and Offiong Edem. How did they...