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AFN releases standards for int’l championships

*No event will suffer neglect with the new plans – Adeleye

Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has released three different standards for international championships against the next season which will guide the choice of athletes to represent the nation.

The standards which were released from Abuja on Wednesday has also been described by participants as fair enough. The AFN got praises for also releasing the calendar and the standard in good time during the off-season that will allow coaches and athletes to plan well for the new season.

For instance in the Standard A, in the 100metres, the female athletes will be expected to make 11.15s while the male must make 10.14s, whereas in the Standard B, female will be expected to make 11.45s and the males 10.22s whereas in the Standard C, the females will be expected to make 11.58s and 10.30s for the males.

Asked about the various field events and especially the middle and long distance events, the AFN Technical Director Mr Sunday Adeleye said, “the President is determined to ensure that every athlete enjoys the very best opportunities in their chosen fields. For instance, he decided to start the development centres in Jos as a mark of showing that his administration will not neglect any sport. Middle and long distance seems to have suffered neglect before but no more.

“I can reveal with authority that the middle and long distance races will receive serious financial injection to make our athletes compete favourably with East Africans.

Answering a question, he said, “let the President reveal later the deep inside packages for the immediate future of our sport. Javelin athletes are deeply involved. Plans have already gone into advanced stages to see the possibility of getting aerodynamic javelin for the country before the new season starts. He is not speaking but he is working round the clock to deliver a new difference.

Athletics Federation of Nigeria International Competitions Standards 2017/2018
Standard A
Female   Male
A Event A
11.15s 100m 10.14s
22.63s 200m 20.42s
50.81s 400m 45.40s
1min59.24s 800m 1min46.50s
4min07.0s 1500m 3min39.70s
9min45.0s 3000m s/c 8min30.0s
15min25.0s 5000m 13min25.0s
32min15.0s 10000m 28min10.0s
2hrs34.0min Marathon 2hrs14.0min
1hr37.00min 20km RW 1hr25.00min
12.80s 100mh/110mh 13.62s
55.20s 400mh 49.60s
1.91m High Jump 2.26m
6.75m Long Jump 8.00m
13.85m Triple Jump 16.80m
4.25m Pole vault 5.50m
17.37m Shot put 19.20m
58.00m Discus 60.00m
60.83m Javelin 77.00m
5900pts Hep/Deca 7850pts
67.50m Hammer 71.50m
44.14s 4x100m 39.20s
3:29.84s 4x400m 3:02.75s
Athletics Federation of Nigeria International Competitions Standards 2017/2018
Standard B
Female   Male
B Event B
11.45s 100m 10.22s
23.3s 200m 20.63s
52.50s 400m 45.90s
2min03.17s 800m 1min47.26s
4min12.05s 1500m 3min41.30s
9min57.0s 3000m s/c 8min42.01s
15min48.16s 5000m 13min34.20s
32min42.0s 10000m 28min37.02s
2hrs36.07s Marathon 2hrs 12.43min
1hr 44.20s 20km RW 1hr 31.20s
13.44s 100mh/110mh 13.98s
58.00s 400mh 50.78s
1.80m High Jump 2.17m
6.30m Long Jump 7.76m
13.10m Triple Jump 16.13m
3.87m Pole vault 5.10m
15.50m Shot put 17.64m
51.42m Discus 55.29m
50.53m Javelin 72.15m
5,150pts Hep/Deca 7, 130pts
59.91m Hammer 63.40m
Athletics Federation of Nigeria International Competitions Standards 2017/2018
Standard C (Entry)
Female   Male
C Event C
11.58s 100m 10.30s
23.59s 200m 20.84s
53.29s 400m 46.45s
2:05.30s 800m 1min47.98s
4:17.19s 1500m 3min42.77s
11:40.00s 3000m s/c 8min54.20s
16min12.00s 5000m 13min43.48s
36min40.00s 10000m 29min03.68s
2hr38in.24 Marathon 2hr 11.20min
1hr 51.59s 20km RW 1hr 38.00s
13.67s 100mh/110mh 14.34s
59.84s 400mh 52.00s
1.73m High Jump 2.08m
5.99m Long Jump 7.51m
12.37m Triple Jump 15.44m
3.50m Pole vault 4.70m
13.44m Shot put 16.09m
44.78m Discus 50.52m
44.04m Javelin 67.29m
4, 401pts Hep/Deca 6, 403pts
52.39m Hammer 55.35m



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  1. Oyedele Hammed Akinkunmi

    Athletic calendar,,,,,,,, AFN fail to include Bode oduntan 10km road race which is one of the best competition in Nigeria, I have not seen competition they will pick first 10 male and female and you will also collect cash. Maybe they will add it next time, after the second @ Ibadan