Nigerian Athletes Emerge Supreme At The African Masters Athletics Championships [2017]

16 Nigerian athletes have emerged overall winner at the 2017 African Masters Athletics Championships in Cote d’Ivoire by winning 31 gold and eight silver medals.

The championships was held from August 25-27, 2017.

Safiya Yahaya-Kongoila, who represented the country for the first time, won four gold medals for the country.

Cote d’Ivoire emerged second, winning 15 gold, nine silver and four bronze medals, followed by Tunisia with five gold medals.

Countries that featured at the event were Algeria, Barbados, Egypt, Burundi, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Germany, Mauritius, Tunisia, Nigeria, and Gabon.

In the 2016 edition of the championships, Nigeria came second winning 30 gold, six silver, and three bronze medals.

The next edition of the African Masters Athletics Championships is scheduled for December 8-9, 2018, in Tunis, Tunisia.

Masters athletics is a class of the sport of athletics for veteran athletes in the track and field events, road running and cross country running.

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