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AFN 3rd All Comers: Metu, Odeyemi Win In Port Harcourt

Posted: May 28, 2015 at 12:34 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Former national champion, Obinna Metu started his 2015 season with a win at the 3rd Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) All Comers which held at the University of Port Harcourt Sports Complex on Tuesday.

After winning heat 7 in 10.53secs, the Enugu based athlete won the final of the 100m men event in 10.61secs.

Other results of the men 100m event which falls according to position includes; Divine Oduduru (10.66secs), Imhoaperamhe Nicholas (10.79secs), Odele Tega Peter Uniben (10.84secs), Onyeaku Chukwuma (10.90secs), Olisakwe Chukwudi John Prisons (10.90secs), Victor Ikhazoboh (10.94secs), Igube ThankGod Prison (11.00secs) and  Eucharia Ogbukwo (13.70secs).

However, for former female junior athlete Deborah Odeyemi, winning the 100m female event was a good comeback to the sport as she has been off due to injury.

She qualified for the final after wining heat 3 in 11.90secs, returning later in the day to win the final in 12.20secs. Cecilia Francis won the silver in 12.33secs while Adewale Deborah was third in 12.43secs Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Brume Ese coming fourth in 12.51secs.

For the women Long Jump, Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Ese Brume’s 6.32m was not good enough for the gold as she was defeated by Chinazom Amadi who leaped placed of 6.36m, while Ibrahim Blessing Ibukun third with 5.85m jump.

Other results includes that of the men Hammer event which was won by Ojesebholo Charles with 46.45m, while Olatunji Olawale Samuel won the silver with a throw of 43.36m with College Emmanuel throwing 28.11m place the third position.

It would be noted that the 3rd All Comers, a first in the calendar of the AFN was organised, according to the Secretary General, Olumide Bamiduro; “To give athletes that did not attend either the 1st or 2nd All Comers the opportunity to display their level of preparedness for the season.”