All Africa Games: Emedolu Sure Of Team Nigeria In Track & Field Events


Nigerian sprinter, Uchenna Emedolu is confident that Team Nigeria will have a good outing in the track & field events of the All Africa Games, which comes up in Maputo, Mozambique in September.


Emedolu, who specialises in short-distance sprints, particularly the 100m and the 200m, said that though Nigerian athletes will face tough opposition from their counterparts across the continent at the Games, he is confident that Team Nigeria will dominate the track & field events at the Games.



According to Emedolu, who achieved his personal best in the 100m of the Abuja 2003 All Africa Games 9.97 seconds to , finished second, “I know that our athletes will go to the Games to do their best and make the country proud. I cannot say that they will win gold medals in all their events, but their dominance will be greatly felt and will have positive impact on the medals table for Nigeria.”


Emedolu participated in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2004, he achieved a semi-final place in the individual 100m.

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Together with Olusoji Fasuba, Aaron Egbele and Deji Aliu he won the bronze medal in the 4x100m relay.


His participation in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was less successful. In the individual event, he only finished in fourth place in the first rounds heat in 10.46 seconds and was eliminated.


In the 4x100m relay, he, together with Onyeabor Ngwogu, Obinna Metu and Chinedu Oriala, did not finish the race in the heats due to a mistake.


By Taiwo Adelu

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