24 states, clubs register for Lagos athletics open championship

A total of 24 states and some reputable athletics clubs in the country have expressed readiness to compete in the one day Lagos Open Athletics Championship to be held on Thursday, June 24, at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

The Athletics Meet Director, Yussuf Alli on Sunday hinted that there are possibilities a few other states may still join the already confirmed 24 states and clubs.

The Lagos Open Athletics Championship is a one-day meet simultaneously serving as another qualifying window for the Tokyo Olympics as well as a preparatory event for athletes that have already qualified for the sporting showpiece.

The list of events to be competed for at the Lagos Open Athletics Championship includes the 5,000 meters, 400 meters hurdles, 100 meters, 800 meters, 400 meters, and 100 meters.

There will also be top-quality action across the relay events including the 4×100 meters open and 4×400 meters mixed relay.

According to Yussuf Alli, long jump, high jump, triple jump, shot put as well as 4×100 secondary schools relay and 4×100 secondary schools relay have all been penciled down for the maiden Lagos Open Athletics Championship.

This is a follow up to the Tokyo Olympics national trials that held last week in Lagos.

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