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Sports News of Wednesday, 21 July 2021


Nigeria's Olympic trial results missing on World Athletics website

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The trial results for Nigeria's Olympic men's Long Jump, Women’s Triple Jump and Men’s Discus events are missing on the World Athletics website.

This comes one month after the trials were completed.

Long Jump National Champion, Tobechukwu Nwokocha, has expressed his displeasure as he set a Personal Best to win the event.

“It’s very discouraging and most surprising to me, that the same championship that got some people a Tokyo 2020 ticket is the same championship with missing results, and some people have not seen their performance posted on the World Athletics site till date.

“Exactly one month from the competition day, not seeing my result is making me feel like it’s not worth it. Especially with the fact that I got injured in the process of performing.”

The Abeokuta-based athlete said he had reached out to officials and they had kept promising to upload it but weeks after, no positive results.

Nkwocha leaped 7.96m to win his first-ever National title while Oritsemeyiwa Ineh (7.74m) and Oshaha Benjamin (7.54m) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively, reports Sunnewsonline.

This was an improvement from his previous best of 7.95m set at the CAA Grand Prix in Zaria earlier in the year.

The Nigerian Olympic Trials held between June 17-20th at the Yabatech Sports Center, Lagos.