The Olympic trials at the Yaba Tech Sporting Complex in Lagos came with true performers


• Thrillers that got athletics fans and enthusiasts alike standing off their seats in awe and jubilation.

In the 100 metres women event, Nigeria’s track queen Blessing Okagbare returned to the trials after some years away to record an historical 10.63s to win the event. Enoch Adegoke was the man of the tournament as his 10.00s time earned him not just the win in the men category of the 100 metres, but also an Olympic qualification.

200 metres Women – Grace Nwokocha (22.87s)
200 metres Men – Jerry Jakpa (20.80s)
400 metres Women – Patience Okon-George (52.24s)
400 metres Men – Chidi Okezie (46.21s)
800 metres Women – Abiye David (2.09.13)
800 metres Men –
100 metres hurdle Women – Tobi Amusan (12.3s) hand timing,
110 metres hurdle Men – Abejoye Oyeniyi (13.83s)
400 metres hurdle Women – Abasiono Akpan (57.47s)
400 metres hurdle Men – Timothy Emoghene (49.69s)
Shot Put Women – Sade Olatoye (17.52m)
Shot Put Men – Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (21.47m)
Hammer Women- Annette Echikunwoke (72.07m)
Discuss Chioma Onyekwere (62.20m)
High Jump Women – Esther Issa (1.88m)
High Jump Men – Mike Edwards (2.20m)
Long Jump Women – Ese Brume (6.64m)
Triple Jump Men – Pius Nzube (15.92m)
800 metres Men – Habib Salisu (1:52.36s)
1500 metres Men – Soudi Hamadjam (3:56.73s)
5000 metres Women – Rose Akusho (16.55.36)
4×100 metres women relay – Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwakocha and Blessing Okagbare 42.98secs
4×400 metres women relay – Patience Okon-George, Favour Ofili, Imaobong Uko and Knowledge Omovoh