Blessing Okagbare at the 2017 Warri Relays in Ozoro, Nigeria

Commonwealth Games double sprint champion, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and NCAA 100m hurdles champion Tobiloba Amusan will spearhead the Nigerian team, comprising of 18 athletes, to the IAAF World Championships London 2017 from August 4 to 13.

Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, who will be making her fourth competitive appearance at the IAAF World Championships, will compete in the 100m and long jump events in London.

The six-time Nigerian 100m champion won a long jump silver and a 200m bronze medal in her second appearance at the Moscow 2013 World Championships four years ago.

Amusan, the 2017 NCAA champion in the women’s 100m hurdles, will be making her debut in the IAAF World Championships.

Commonwealth Games long jump champion Ese Brume, quarter-milers Yinka Ajayi and Margaret Bamgbose and Samson Nathaniel, shot putter Chukwuebuka Enekwachi and 800m runner Edose Ibadin will all be making their debut at the London 2017 World Championships.

USA-based Enekwachi will be competing in the Shot Put event following his impressive 21.07m throw in Cork, Republic of Ireland two weeks ago.

Team Nigeria – London 2017 Roster

Women:

  1. Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor – 100m, Long Jump, 4x100m
  2. Oluwatobiloba Amusan – 100m Hurdles
  3. Ese Brume – Long Jump
  4. Jennifer Madu – 100m, 4x100m
  5. Glory Onome Nathaniel – 400m hurdles, 4x400m
  6. Patience Okon-George – 400m, 4x400m
  7. Yinka Ajayi – 400m, 4x400m
  8. Margaret Bamgbose – 400m, 4x400m
  9. Emerald Egwin – 4x400m
  10. Abike Funmilola Egbeniyi  – 4x400m
  11. Lindsay Lindley – 100m hurdles, 4x100m
  12. Maria Thompson Omokwe – 4x100m
  13. Isoken Wisdom – 4x100m
  14. Aniekeme Alphonsus Etim – 4x100m

Men:

  1. Samson Oghenewegba Nathaniel – 400m
  2. Edose Ibadin – 800m
  3. Chukwuebuka Enekwachi – Shot Put
  4. Tosin Oke – Triple Jump

Updated to 18 athletes from the initial 12 athletes on Wed 2 August after more athletes are cleared by the IAAF.