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Coaches Applaud KFV For Organising Refresher Course

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Rising from a two-day coaching clinic in Lagos on Thursday, Karate coaches applauded the Karate Federation of Nigeria (KFN) for the initiative, describing it as refreshing.

Although the course’s German resource person, Oliver Chen, failed to attend because of what officials said was logistics problem, three local coaches served as instructors.

Tidesports source reports that the course was attended by 23 coaches from 12 states, was to acquaint them with current rules and regulations.

Participants were drawn from Lagos, Delta, Kwara, Rivers, Cross River, Abia, Kaduna, Katsina, Imo, Anambra, Ondo and Enugu States.

Some of the coaches told Tidesports that they were satisfied with the development as it had been long they were updated with KFN rules and regulations.

Shola Shoyoye from Kwara said: “It has been a long time we got update on this sport; I must say the experience is refreshing.

“My experience from this clinic has shown me the reason why we always come back with poor results international championships.’’

Benson Okpada from Delta said that “the clinic has been an eye opener; we now know the latest rules of the sport, as well as the latest techniques.

“We are now acquainted with the international standards and will definitely impart the rules on our athletes back home.’’

Aaron Akporuovo, a karate instructor at the British International School, Lekki, said that the clinic had taught him so many things he did not know as a coach.

He added that before the course was held some coaches used to think they could get better marks with aggressive punches but now I have been taught otherwise.

KFN Technical Director David Jegede said that the federation would recommend a policy review to the board to ensure training of quality karatekas.

He described the clinic as refreshing and that it had helped them to identify some of the coaches problems.

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Athletics: Okagbare Begins Preparation For Tokyo 2020

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Blessing Okagbare, yesterday started her preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the National Trials.
The opening day of the Tokyo 2020 National Trials will see Okagbare competing in the 100m against highly rated Grace Nwokocha
Okagbare, the 8th time national champions is the favourite to win the event again, but Grace Nwokocha remains one of her biggest threats.
The American-based track queen won the championship from 2009 to 2014 and returned to win the 2016 edition after missing out in 2015.
Despite her qualification for the Olympics, Okagbare will be hoping to continue her winning streak and go to the Olympics in high spirits.
Apart from the 100m finals expected to take place in the afternoon, there will be shotput men final with all eyes on  Chukwuebuka Enekwechi.

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LAA Holds Lucrative Track Meet, Next Week

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The Lagos State Athletics Association has announced it would be holding a lucrative Athletics Meet on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Yussuf Alli, who is the Meet Director for the Lagos Open Athletics Championship, made the disclosure on Wednes-day even as he revealed that arrangements were in top gear to have an elite cast of athletes in the one-day meet.
According to Alli, the Lagos Open Athletics Championship will simultaneously serve as a qualifying window for the Tokyo Olympics as well as a preparatory event for athletes that have already qualified for the sporting showpiece.
“This is another fantastic window for those seeking to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics as well as those seeking quality competition to stay in shape for the Olympics,” Alli said.
“The Lagos State Athletics Association, which is one of the most vibrant in the country, is out to organise a world-class event that would be the talk of the town as we count down to Tokyo,”  he added.
The list of events to be competed for at the Lagos Open Athletics Championship include, the 5,000 meters, 400 meters hurdles, 100 meters, 800 meters, 400 meters and 100 meters.
There would also be quality action in the 4×100 meters open, 4×100 meters open and 4×400 meters mixed relay.
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 pencilled down for the maiden Lagos Open Athletics Champion-ship.
Organisers have assured that the top three finishers across all the events will receive handsome prizes for their efforts.

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S’ Falcons Bow To World Champions

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria lost 2-0 to world champions, USA, in their final Group game at the 2021 Summer Series in Texas, USA.
The result means the African champions failed to win any of their three matches at the invitational tourna-ment, drawing one and losing the other two.
Kristen Press gave the Americans the lead on the stroke of half time, and before Lyn Williams killed Falcons hope of getting a draw with the second goal on the dot of 90 minutes.
With the victory, the world number one has now gone 42 games without tasting a defeat .As for the Falcons, the aim of participating in the Summer Series was to prepare them for a crucial 2022 African Women’s Champion-ship eliminator against perennial rivals, Ghana in October.
The African Women’s Championship will serve as qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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