Uhunoma Naomi Osazuwa sets a new national record of 6,106 points to secure victory in Heptathlon on Day 2 of the 2015 Nigerian Athletics Championships at the Warri Township stadium in Delta-State on Friday 31 July.
Osazuwa endured a hard two-day session over the seven multi-events to erase her personal best of 6,049 points, set in Ottawa, Canada in May 2012.
Uhunoma Osazuwa’s performance also surpass the IAAF qualifying standard of 6,075 points to guarantee her an automatic qualification spot for Beijing 2015 World Championships this month.
Oluwakemi Ruth Francis finished a distant second with a total of 5,406 points while Moe Sasegbon came third with a total of 5,353 points.
Okeudo Jonathan Nmaju took the third position in 10.33 secs ahead of former champion Obinna Metu (10.35) and the fastest sprinter on the home circuit this year, Nicholas Imhoaperamhe (10.37).
Peter Tega Odele shocked the field to snatch the men’s 200m gold in 20.47 secs ahead of former national champions, Obinna Metu (20.57) and Ogho-Oghene Egwero (20.60), while Jonathan Nmaju claimed the fourth position in 20.90.
African Junior 200m champion Praise Idamadudu clocked 23.48 secs to become new women’s champion ahead of Ngozi Onwumere (23.54) and race favourite, 100m champion, Gloria Asumnu (23.74).
Miles Ukaoma took the men’s 400m hurdles in 48.84 secs, followed by Henry Okorie (50.24) in second position and former national champion Cris Amaechi Morton (50.54) in third position.
Blessing Ibukun Ibrahim won the women’s Triple jump with a best jump of 13.32m (+1.3) with Hope Idhe second with 13.11m (+1.2) and Uche Brown third with 12.42m (+1.4).
Theddus Okpara claimed the men’s High jump gold with a best height of 2.10m with Obiora Arinze (2.05m) second and Abayomi Ashipa (2.05m) in third.
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