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GAW S2 EP 7: 2017 IAAF Diamond League winners emerge in Zurich and Brussels finals

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.

Duration: 00:36:02

NAW S2 EP7: National Youth Games, D’Tigers & Super Eagles

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.

Duration: 00:34:50

The ups and downs of the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London - Usain Bolt and others.

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...

Duration: 00:28:57

NAW S2 EP6 - The woes of Team Nigeria’s performance at the IAAF World Championships London 2017

We talk about Nigeria’s performance at the London World Championships where for the second successive time we have failed to win a medal. How is it becoming normal that a country of Nigeria’s prospects and population can’t seem to win a medal at a global championships like this? It is also of bad note, the shoddy preparations of Team Nigeria, with athletes needing the intervention of IAAF before they could secure UK visas, and having to arrive just a day before their events. Even some...

Duration: 00:42:09

GAW S2 EP5 - Review of Rabat, Lausanne and London Diamond Leagues. World U18 Championships analyzed

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.

Duration: 00:43:52

NAW S2 EP5 - 2017 National Championships, Nigeria’s absence from Kenya and the Warri Grand Prix.

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 [...]

Duration: 00:40:02

NAW S2 EP4: The National Junior Trials and ensuing Team Nigeria’s absence in Algeria reviewed, National Senior Trials previewed and fresh AFN Elections announced

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.

Duration: 00:38:35

The 2017 Paris Diamond League, US and Jamaican National Trials reviewed.

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...

Duration: 00:42:58

NAW S2 EP2 AFN/Dynamic Sporting Solutions meet & Marseille reviewed and upcoming AFN elections

Leading off with last weekend’s AFN/Dynamic Solutions meet. Making of Champions’ Joy Udo Gabriel ran two PBs to qualify for the African Junior Championships later this month. Also, another MoC athlete - Glory Nyenke attained qualification as well. Samson Nathaniel and Yinka Ajayi also both qualified for the London World Championships. We also express our general outlook on the AFN/Dynamic Sporting Solutions meet which held in Abuja. We then talk about Blessing Okagbare who ran an SB...

Duration: 00:35:24

GAW S2 EP2 - Adidas Boost Boston Games, Josef Odložil Memorial in Prague reviewed and Rome DL previewed

We review the Adidas Boost Boston Games. - Wayde Van Niekerk won the 200m straight, while Shaunae Miller-Uibo raced to fastest time ever over the distance, a time of 21.76s, smashing Allyson Felix’s former mark of 22.55s. Both Felix and Van Niekerk are going for the 200/400 double in London. Can Miller pull off both successfully? - Tori Bowie won the 150m in 16.30s, also erasing Felix’s former mark of 16.33s. Where do we place Bowie in the scheme of things? Will Felix go for the double,...

Duration: 00:24:48

S2 EP2: 2017 Jamaican Invitational, Kawasaki World Challenge and Shanghai Diamond League reviewed.

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 [...]

Duration: 00:34:24

#GAW S2 EP1 - Highlights from 2017 IAAF World Relays, Africa’s National Champs, Penn Relays and the return of the Diamond League

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...

Duration: 00:25:32

NAW Ep 23 - Recapping the best moments of Top Sprinter 2016 and the athletics year for Team Nigeria.

more is there to say other than about Top Sprinter 2016. We discuss about the three-day competition, and what it was like bringing some of the best Nigerian athletes to compete in Lagos. Who were the standout performers? What do we make of Mercy Ntia-Obong’s double? Raymond Ekevwo beating the seniors to win the men’s 100m title. National athletes likeNathaniel Samson, Yinka Ajayi dominating the quarter-mile.

Duration: 00:57:02

GAW Ep 20 - Brussels Diamond League & Great North Run reviewed extensively, WU20 Shot Put Champ Konrad Bukowiecki tests positive for Higenamine.

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

Duration: 00:20:38

GAW Ep 19 - Zurich Diamond League recapped with winners of Diamond Trophies unveiled.


Duration: 00:31:27

GAW Ep16 - Usain Bolt makes history defending Olympic titles, Shaunae Miller shocks Allyson Felix and new World Records


Duration: 00:38:24

GAW Ep15 - Usain Bolt proves he is history’s greatest athlete, new World Records broken and other impressive Rio Olympics performances.


Duration: 00:37:31

NAW Ep15 - Dream Team, Aruna Quadri, Chierika Ukogu light up Team Nigeria’s Rio 2016 Olympics outing at early stages.

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...

Duration: 00:37:45

NAW Ep14 - Union Bank blazes the trail in supporting Nigerian Athletes, women’s 4×400m team disqualified for Rio.


Duration: 00:32:01

GAW Ep13 - Kendra Harrison breaks 28 Year Old World Record at London Anniversary Games, IAAF World U20 Champs Bydgoszcz best shows


Duration: 00:26:33

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