Defending champion Blessing Okagbare yesterday retained her national 100m title winning for the third successive years at the 65th All Nigeria/Cross River State Athletics Championships inside the UJ Esuene stadium in Calabar, Cross Rivers state of Nigeria.
The All Nigeria/ Cross River State Track and Field Championships in Calabar - June 23-26, 2011
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has increased the prize money of the 2011 All Nigeria/Cross River State Athletics Championship which commenced at the U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar today.
Nigeria's and African women 100m champion, Blessing Okagbare has stated that her target at the 65th All Nigeria/Cross River State Athletics Championships is to make it to the IAAF World Championship in Daegu, Korea in August.
In a shocking revelation on Wednesday in Calabar, President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) stated categorically that ExxonMobil had never sponsored the All Nigeria athletics championship but had supported it as a corporate social responsibility programme.
The four winners of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League prize money has stated their resolve to continue their winning streak when they compete in the national athletics trials that will kick off in Calabar this week, 23rd to 25 June.
Nigerian Long Jump champion, Stanley Avwarosuoghene Gbagbeke has decided to include the short sprints in his programme as he crave for more challenges in athletics.
The All Nigeria/Cross River State Athletics Championships scheduled to start on Thursday will see five Nigeria's African champions competing for honours as well as many new faces.
Nigerian and African women's 100m champion, Blessing Okagbare has reiterated her desire to defend her national title when she stepped onto the track against former champion, Damola Osayomi at the 2011 All Nigeria Open Track and Field Championship scheduled for the U.J Eusene stadium in Calabar, Cross-River State from Thursday.