Former World 100m hurdles champion, Tobi Amusan
Former World 100m hurdles champion, Tobi Amusan, and 400m hurdler, Ezekiel Nathaniel have secured their spots at next year’s Olympic Games in Paris, France.CONTINUE READING>>>>>
Last December, World Athletics revealed the pathway to qualify for athletics at Paris 2024, including the entry standards athletes will need to achieve
between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024.
Amusan became the first Nigerian athlete to secure her place at the Games. She achieved this feat at the BAUHAUS-Galan Diamond League event in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 2, where she clocked an impressive 12.52secs in the 100m hurdles race at the Olympiastadion…… Continue Your Reading
The entry standard for the 100m hurdles was set at 12.77 seconds.
The 26-year-old has since improved her time, recording a personal season’s best of 12.34secs at the Silesia Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Diamond League event in Chorzów, Poland on on July 16.
Nathaniel, the 400m hurdles record holder (48.42secs) for Nigeria, earned his ticket to his first-ever Olympics by competing at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
The 20-year-old clocked a time of 48.47secs, surpassing the entry standard of 48.70secs.
Meanwhile, long jumper, Ese Brume missed narrowly missed securing her spot for the Paris Olympics at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, falling short by just two centimeters with a jump of 6.84 meters, placing her fourth in the final. However, she still has an opportunity to meet the required 6.86m mark to qualify for the global event.