Commonwealth Games Trials: Athletes make Personal best on Day 1


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Some athletes have made their Personal Best (PB) at the end of Day 1 of the ongoing three-day Commonwealth Games trials in Abuja, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has revealed.

According to results released , Grace Ayemoba, a 100m national sprinter with Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) dusted her 11.77secs (PB) by hitting 11.73s and came first at the afternoon heat.

Similarly, Nwaelehia Chingarum, a 400m women’s athlete from Team Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) made the finishing line at 53. 71secs to clear her previous 54.11secs (PB) which also used to be her Season’s Best (SB) and came first.

Chingarum was followed in the race by Folashade Abugan who finished 54.08secs still chasing her 50.89s PB among other performers.

For men, Babatunde Samuel, a 400m athlete, representing Ultimate Athletics Club recorded 49.96s to displace his PB of 49.98s during the heat eight and came second behind Akindele Atanda who made 47.70s while his PB is 47.23.

However, some notable athletes had come top in Day one but yet to pull down their PBs.

They include Seye Ogunlewe (Junior) 100m athlete from Lagos who came tops in 100m heat at 10.31s, chasing his 10.12s (PB).

Also, Abdulmumuni Kayode, a 400m athlete of Team B1 recorded 48.63secs, a close shave to his 48.62secs (PB).

AFN deployed state-of the- art officiating equipment and technical officials to the trials to expose home-based athletes to international standards.

The equipment for the trials which will end on Friday includes photo finishing camera, wind guage and electronic timers among others.

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