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Blessing Okagbare, Ogunlewe Top 35-member Nigeria list for Rio Olympics (See Full List)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 28:  Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria celebrates winning gold in the Women's 100 metres final at Hampden Park during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Blessing Okagbare and Seye Ogunlewe top the list of 35 athletes selected by the Athletic Federation of Nigeria to represent the country at next month’s Olympics in Rio. Brazil.

Blessing Okagbare, reigning common wealth double champion and former African 100m record holder will compete in the 100m, 200m and long jump events according to a statement released by Olukayode Thomas, AFN head of Media and Communication. See the full list of athletes selected by the AFN after the cut…
Men
Seye Ogunlewe (100m)
Egwero Ogho-Oghene 100m)
Monzavous Edward (100)
Odele Oghenetega (200m)
Oduduru Divine (200m)
Orukpe Eraiyokan (400m)
Anthon Hicks (110m Hurdles)
Ukaoma Miles (400m Hurdles)
Oke Tosin (Triple Jump)
Olamigoke Olumide
Mozia Stephen (Shot Put)
 
Women
Blessing Okagbare
Madu Jennifer
Gloria Asumnu
Uko Peace
Osazuwa Agnes
Sanni Zainab
Francis Cecilia
Khadijat Suleman
Ekpone Olivia.
George Patience Okon
Bamgbose Margaret
Omotoso Omolara Grace
George Regina
Ajayi Yinka
Ossai Rita Vivian
Mayungbe Blessing
Sogbesan Ekundayo.
Oluwatobiloba Amusan (100m Huddles)
Amaka Ogoegbunam (400m Hurdles)
Doreen Amata (High Jump)
Brume Ese (Long Jump)
Okoro Chinwe (Discus)
Nwanneka Okwelogu (Shot Put)
Uhunoma Osazuwa (Heptathlon)

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