The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has postponed the highly anticipated Nigerian trials by one day.
The trials, which were originally planned to take place from July 6–8, will now take place in Benin’s Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium from Wednesday, July 5, to Friday, July 7.
According to reports, the new date was chosen to allow Nigeria’s relay teams to compete at the Region 2 Athletics Competitions in Togo, which had previously conflicted with the date of the Nigerian trials.
The new arrival and departure dates for the trials are Tuesday, July 4 and Saturday, July 8.
The trials is an annual championship that features Nigeria’s best athletes at home and abroad, competing for spots on the team to a World Championships or Olympic Games.
This year’s World Championships will hold in Budapest, Hungary in August.
Meanwhile, world record holder Tobi Amusan clocked her fastest time of the year to finish third at the Golden Spikes Meet in Ostrava in a race won by Olympic champion, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico.
Amusan settled for third in a Season’s Best (SB) time of 12.47s behind Camacho-Quinn, who had a strong finish to win the race in 12.42s(0.0), while US sensation Tia Jones was second in 12.44s.
Amusan’s next race will be on Friday this week at the Lausanne Diamond League, competing against the same crop of heavyweight hurdlers in Camacho-Quinn, Jones, and one of the most improved hurdlers this season Alaysha Johnson.
She’ll be gunning to overcome the defeat and lower her time as she kicks off her defence of the diamond league title