It is a truism that Nigeria seldom performs well at international tournaments. Down the years, the nation's athletes go for major events such as the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games, All Africa Games, etc but have very little or in most cases, no success story to share, tell or talk about.
1. Ijeoma Egbunine: 40-year old Ijeoma Egbunine is a retired Nigerian professional boxer, whose career spanned seven years- from 2004 to 2011. Nicknamed 'The Praise,' she engaged in a total of 19 bouts, 10 of which she won by KO. In the year 2006, she held the WIBF light heavyweight title.
The Premier League is home to some of the biggest and most impressive stadiums in the world, so here is the one with the biggest capacity. Manchester Stadium City - 55,017 Manchester City Stadium, originally created for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, was first used for football in 2003. The athletics' footprint has been restored after serving its original purpose. organization as a whole in the 21st century, as they sought to consolidate their status in the Premier League. What they left behind was Maine Road,
Nigeria will face Australia in their opening basketball match of the Tokyo Olympics 2021. The match will be played by 4:15 am on Sunday at the Saitama super arena, Tokyo. The two teams faced each other in the Commonwealth Games which Australia defeated Nigeria 97 – 55.
In this article, I'll be putting into perspective the effort of Nigerians over the years, across the diaspora going unnoticed. I'll acknowledge the Nigerians from different fields and spheres, who have put Nigeria one step ahead globally, and given us butterflies in our stomachs like the first time man landed on the moon. 1. Blessing Okagbare Blessing Okagbare is a renown and veteran Nigerian track and field athlete. She specializes in long jumping and short sprints. She is an Olympic and World Championships
Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor a Nigerian female track and field and athlete has just bagged a Guinness Book of World Record as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times. She was able to beat popular and world famous Jamaican athlete, Usain Bolt, who was the previous record holder. Blessing who specializes in long jump and short sprint has worn so many medals in her career as an athlete. Below is the list of Medals she has won. 1. Silver medal 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing
Nigeria's cruiserweight prospect, Efetobor Wesley Apochi is looking to make a light walk of Deon "The Equaliser" Nicholson during their cruiserweight clash on April 17.
Please Click "Follow" at the top Corner of this article. There are Many Talented Nigerian all over the world, the ones that are making us Proud, Breaking various Record. The likes of Anthony Joshua, Israel Adesanya and Efe Ajagba, these guys are making Nigerians proud. In this article, I will share with you a Nigerian Boxer Efe Ajagba that has a record that has never been recorded by any boxer. Efe Ajagba Ajagba started with playing football for a club in Ughelli since 2005, he took up the sport of boxing in
Youness Baalla, a Moroccan boxer shocked many boxing enthusiast at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, when he tried to bite David Nyika his opponent from New Zealand. The incident took place in the round of 16 on Tuesday (27th July, 2021). Baalla who looked clearly frustrated, ended up being disqualified for unsportsmanlike behavior.
Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers Following the disqualification of 10 Nigeria Athletes by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), the suspension of Blessing Okagbare, for testing positive to human growth hormone and disqualification of Divine Oduduru from Heat 5 of the men's 100m for false start, Team Nigeria still has hope for a medal in the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring. Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport and is a standard fixture in most international games. it also has its own World Championships. Boxing aside being one of the most viewed sports in the world is one of the sports few children love and Sultan Adekoya is one of such kids. Sultan Adekoya is a 12 year old young boxer in Lagos
Etihad Stadium, also known as Eastlands, was built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Following the games, the stadium was converted into a football stadium as to provide Manchester City with a modern replacement for Maine Road. The club moved into Etihad stadium at the 2003- 04 season. In 2003 when they moved in, it was known as the City of Manchester Stadium but was renamed the Etihad Stadium in 2011 after a sponsorship deal with the Abu Dhabi airline. However, the stadium was designed by Arup and built by John
Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President, has earned the Queen’s Baton Relay as it appeared in Nigeria as part of its tour of Africa, in preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Queen’s Baton Relay commenced with a special occasion held at Buckingham Palace in London as part of the city’s Commonwealth Day festivities.
The gold medal exploits of the Nigerian Sprint quartet at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games turned out to be a precursor to the county's emergence as a Sprint force on the global stage over the next two decades. Long jump was another event where the country excelled at major meets. Starting from the Los Angeles 84 Olympics through to the Beijing Games in 2008 Nigeria garnered an impressive total of 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Bronze medals in the sprints, Sprint relays and long jump events alone. Seoul 88, later to
Nigeria is indeed a blessed country. It always gives me joy when I find out sweet things pertaining to Nigeria. With pride, I introduce to you Nigeria's fastest woman and beautiful Guinness World Record holder, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor. Blessing was born on 9 October 1988. She is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specializes in short sprints and long jumps. She is an Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump, and also a world medalist in the 200 meters. She likewise holds the Women's
In this article, we will be showing photos of the Manchester City's Stadium in England. Manchester City F.C Stadium is in England. it is also known as the Etihad Stadium due to sponsorship reasons. The Etihad Stadium is a 55,017 football capacity stadium and the sixth-largest stadium in the Premier League and tenth-largest in the United Kingdom. The stadium was Built to host the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and was originally proposed to be an athletics arena in Manchester, but after successful athletics events
Rugby World cup The Rugby League World Cup, which was postponed from this year, will now be held from October 15 to November 19, organizers announced on Thursday. The dates will fall between the Commonwealth Games (July 28 – August 8) in Birmingham, England, and the FIFA Football World Cup in Qatar (November 21 – December 18).
Baraladei Daniel Igali(born February 3,1974 in Eniwari, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area,Bayelsa state) is a freestyle wrestler who is an Olympic gold medalist. As captain of the Nigerian wrestling team he went to Canada to compete in the 1994 Commonwealth Games. He remained in the country while seeking refugee status due to political unrest in Nigeria. He acquired citizenship in 1998. At the 2000 summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia,Igali won a gold medal in the men's 69kg freestyle wrestling. He represented
Popular BBNaija Star, Mike And Wife, Welcome Their First Child, After 12 Hours Of Labor Big Brother Niger reality show, 2019 first runner-up, Mike Edwards and his wife, Perri Shakes-Drayton have welcomed their first child, after 12 hours of labor Recall that the couple unveiled that they are expecting a baby boy, a couple of months ago through a baby gender unveiling party. The former reality show star took to his Instagram account, and shared picture of him, his wife and their bouncing baby boy via his
Efe Ajagba born 22 April 1994, His a Nigerian professional boxer who holds the record for the fastest victory in boxing history. After his opponent was disqualified for leaving the ring one second after the opening bell. As an Amateur boxer, he won a gold medal at the 2015 African Games and bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In an interview with sky sport, Ajagba said he knows the people would support Joshua because his the heavyweight champion of the world. He went further to say “Skill would beat Joshua,