Sports From Glasgow to Marrakech: Okagbare tops Nigeria's list for the African Athletics championship

Blessing Okagbare will lead Nigeria's charge into the African Athletics Championships commencing next week in Marrakech, Morocco.

Having conquered at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,Okagbare would be hoping to carry over her double sprint gold into the championship in Morocco.

The Nigerian athlete broke the Commonwealth record,when she finished in 10.85seconds to win the 100m event.

Okagbare will in Morocco still compete in the three events that she won medals in at Glasgow:100m, 200m and the 4x100m.

Deborah Odeyemi, Justina Sule and Weyinmi Lindsay,Gloria Asumnu, Lawretta Uzoh,Folashade Abugan, Omolara Omotsoho, Patience Okon, Ada Benjamin, and Funke Oladoye are some of the female athletes listed to represent Nigeria at the competition.

In the male category: Mark Jelks, Mozavous Edwards, Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Obinna Metu, Divine Oduduru,and Seye Ogunlewe,Tyron Akins, Alex Al-Ameen, Martins Ogieriakhi,Amaechi Morton are some of the male athletes.

The competition will take place from August 10 to 14.