Chioma Onyekwerre set to participate in World Athletics in Tokyo

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Athletics Nigeria

Quartermiller Patience Okon-George and Discus thrower Chioma Onyekwerre have been confirmed by World Athletics to compete at the delayed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo subject to their official selection by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

The two athletes have now swelled the number of Nigerian athletes that will provisionally be competing in the individual events at the games to 14.

World Athletics released details of all qualified athletes on Tuesday’s midnight following the expiration of the deadline for qualification.

While both Okon-George and Onyekwerre made the cut via their world ranking in their respective events, the    trio of Sade Olatoye (Shot Put and Hammer Throw), Jerry Jakpa (200m) and Dotun Ogundeji (Shot Put) failed to make the cut via their rankings.

Meanwhile, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) selection team will expectedly meet today to officially release the names of the athletes to represent Nigeria at the Games.