35 Nigerian athletes to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Blessing Okagbare

Blessing Okagbare

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has released the list of 35 athletes to represent the country at the Olympic games holding in August, in Rio, Brazil.

A statement containing Nigeria’s representatives was released on on Wednesday night by Olukayode Thomas, AFN head of media and communication.

While 11 male athletes were shortlisted, 24 Nigerian female athletes will participate in the Olympics.

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MALE ATHLETES

Seye Ogunlewe (100m)
Egwero Ogho-Oghene 100m)
Monzavous Edward (100)
Odele Oghenetega (200m)
Oduduru Divine (200m)
Orukpe Eraiyokan (400m)
Anthon Hicks (110m Hurdles)
Ukaoma Miles (400m Hurdles)
Oke Tosin (Triple Jump)
Olamigoke Olumide
Mozia Stephen (Shot Put)

FEMALE ATHLETES

Blessing Okagbare
Madu Jennifer
Gloria Asumnu
Uko Peace
Osazuwa Agnes
Sanni Zainab
Francis Cecilia
Khadijat Suleman
Ekpone Olivia.
George Patience Okon
Bamgbose Margaret
Omotoso Omolara Grace
George Regina
Ajayi Yinka
Ossai Rita Vivian
Mayungbe Blessing
Sogbesan Ekundayo.
Oluwatobiloba Amusan (100m Huddles)
Amaka Ogoegbunam (400m Hurdles)
Doreen Amata (High Jump)
Brume Ese (Long Jump)
Okoro Chinwe (Discus)
Nwanneka Okwelogu (Shot Put)
Uhunoma Osazuwa (Heptathlon)

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