COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Adegoke, Ogunlewe in Tough Sprint Final against Blake, Simbine

first_imgFormer Nigeria’s sprint champion, Ogho-Oghene Egwero failed to make the final as he ran a dismal 10.42 to finish 6th in the first semi won by Blake (10.06) with Englishman Adam Gemili the runner up.How Adegoke will make his podium placement a reality remains to be seen as he has Blake with a PB of 9.69 with a season’s best of 9.90 and Simbine (PB: 9.89) and season best of 9.94 all to contend with.Except for fa alse start violation and other sundry cases, Adegoke should be contended with lowering his PB even if he cannot make the podium.Earlier yesterday, all three Nigerian semi finalists in the women’s sprint failed to make the final.Isoken Igbinosun, Jennifer Madu and Joy Udo-Gabriel could not hit the final of the event Blessing Okagbare won four years ago in Glasgow, Scotland and even added the longer sprint to complete the double.However, the performance of Udo-Gabriel was heartwarming to track and field aficionados as the 18-year old University of Lagos Undergraduate rekindled hope in future stars emerging from the local scene in the country.The 11.53 she ran to finish 4th is the second fastest time of her fledgling career.Meanwhile, there will also be finals in the men’s shot-put and the Para Athletics.Goodness Duru will be also be hunting for a medal in the Women’s F46 Javelin throw at the Carrara Stadium.Samson Nathaniel and Chidi Okezie will also compete in the 400m men’s semi final.Elsewhere at the Oxemford Studios, Nigeria’s Millicent Agboegbulem will fight Elizabeth Andiego of Kenya in the quarter final of women’s 75kg boxing weight class while Lukmon Lawal faces Uganda’s Regarn Singwa in the men’s 81kg round of 16.The men’s Table Tennis team will take on England in the semi final while D’Tigers also face Australia in the preliminaries of the basketball event in Cairns.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s quest for a sprint medal at the ongoing XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia rests on the shoulders of Enoch Adegoke today in the finals of the men’s 100m event.Yesterday, Adegoke braved the strong field to win the second semi final race in 10.24 secs. Before then, he had set a Personal Best time of 10.19 to win his heat. That time is one of the fastest leading to today’s final behind Jamaican Yohan Blake.Another Nigerian, Seye Ogunlewe also made the blue ribband event as one of the fastest losers in the semi final.Ogunlewe finished 3rd behind Cayman Island’s Kemar Hyman and Akani Simbine of South Africa.last_img read more

French Embassy, FAI conducts fencing camp in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 16 (PTI) A five-day fencing camp, conducted by the Embassy of France in association with the Fencing Association of India (FAI), concluded here today.In the event, two French fencing masters-at-arms, Olivier Lambert and Jean-Bernard Duchateau, demonstrated the art of fencing to the general public, which was followed by a competition among 25 amateur Indian fencers. “We are very excited to be in India and teach the art of fencing to some of the budding fencers in the city, Fencing is a sport which needs immense concentration and years of practise. “We would like to thank Bonjour India for crafting this wonderful program that celebrates the sport of fencing and develops multiple links between fencing athletes and practitioners from both countries,? said Lambert and Duchateau in a joint release. PTI BS BSlast_img read more