By Ihunanya Okoye
2018 CAA 100m champion, South Africa’s Akanni Simbine has explained that his 100m success in the competition was as a result of his experience in track and field events.
Simbine further explained that the track at the Stephen Keshi stadium was not in good shape adding that the track was a bit bumpy which made it difficult for them to bring out their best during the race.
“The track was bumpy but you need to go out there and do what you have to do. You have to go out there and perform no matter the challenges. Winning the 100m race is a mission accomplished for me and I’m happy to emerge victorious.”
Simbine’s Nigerian counterpart, Adeseye Ogunlewe was totally downcast
and disappointed to finish the 100m outside the medals zone.
He singled out the bumpy turf as his obstacle in the race.
Meanwhile, a cross section of the athletes at the 2018 CAA have also faulted the laying of the track which they said was not done smoothly.
According to former Nigerian athletes and some officials who inspected the track, it was deduced that the laying was not done professionally.
Day 3 events slated today
9:00am >> Men’s Decathlon (110m Hurdles) – Peter Moreno & Samuel Osadolor
9:45am >> Men’s Decathlon (Discus) – Peter Moreno & Samuel Osadolor
11:00am >> Men’s Decathlon (Pole Vault) – Peter Moreno & Samuel Osadolor
2:30pm >> Men’s High Jump Final – Mike Edwards & Arinze Obiora
2:30pm >> Men’s Decathlon (Javelin) – Peter Moreno & Samuel Osadolor
2:40pm >> Men’s 110m Hurdles Round 1 – Abejoye Oyeniyi, Bashiru Abdullahi & Martins Ogieriakhi
3:00pm >> Women’s 400m Final – Patience Okon-George & Yinka Ajayi
3:15pm >> Men’s 400m Final – Chidi Okezie & Orukpe Eraiyokan
3:30 pm >> Women’s Discus Final – Chinwe Okoro, Chioma Onyekwere
4:00 pm >> Men’s 800m Final – Edosa Ibadin
4:30 pm >> Men’s Decathlon (1500m) – Peter Moreno & Samuel Osadolor
5:30pm >> Women’s 4x100m Final – Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, Joy Udo-Gabriel, Mercy Ntia Obong, Rosemary Chukwuma & Blessing Ogundiran
5:45pm >> Men’s 4x100m Final – Seye Ogunlewe, Enoch Adegoke, Divine Oduduru, Emmanuel Arowolo, Usheoritse Itsekiri & Ogho-Oghene Egwero