Nigeria’s top performers on the track this season, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and Tobi Amusan, yesterday, arrived in Nigeria ahead of the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix.
The 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix which is fixed for Tuesday, July 18 at the Delta State Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro, is guaranteed to have a rich number of top athletes on parade; some of whom are already arriving in the country.
Okagbare, who, last weekend in London, ran an impressive 10.99secs in women’s 100m event, is one of the star attractions,, though she would be hoping to strike a better rhythm on the home front as she counts down to the World Championships in London.
The home crowd would have a glimpse of hurdler, Amusan, who has been hugging the headlines with breathtaking performances in the circuit in the United States this season.
Among other heroics, Amusan last month, won the women’s 100m Hurdles at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title with a new personal best time of 12.57s.
The Delta State Government, as well as Solid Works, would be sponsoring the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix which, over the years, has attracted top athletes from across the world to the oil-rich and sports-loving State.
CEO, Solid Works,Solomon Ogba,revealed that, outside of the elite cast of athletes, the High School and Inter-Collegiate Category was gathering much momentum as students in and around the state looked forward to the July 18th Meet, with keen interest.
Ogba highlighted the need to continually provide platforms for youngsters to exhibit their skills and get discovered.