Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume lead star-studded Nigerian cast to Adidas Atlanta City Games


Preview of the Adidas Atlanta City games featuring top Nigerian stars Tobi Amusan and Issey Brom.

Toby Amusan and Issy Broome will lead a star-studded Nigerian team set to compete at the adidas Atlanta City Games on Saturday, May 18.

The Games are organized for professional Adidas athletes, allowing them to compete in an open space, rather than on a field, keeping them close to the fans.


Amusan and Broome

The meeting is scheduled to include the best Adidas stars, and Nigerian athletes contracted with the brand will also be present as they fine-tune their preparations for the Paris Olympics.

– Women's 100 meter hurdles race

Amusan will be paving the way in her brand's event, competing against former world record holder Kendra Harrison, who will be making her debut at the event and will be aiming for a famous win over her fierce rival with a time of 12.40 seconds. In Jamaica.

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However, both records will struggle against a formidable team that includes Jamaican trio Akira Nugent, Yannick Thompson and Demisha Roswell, British champion Cindy Simper and popular heptathlete Anna Hall.


Tobi Amusan has opened her season so far after an impressive run at the Jamaica Athletics Championships.


Women's 200 m

Second on the Nigerian list is speed sensation Favor Ofili listed in the women's 150m.

The 21-year-old, who has had an excellent and consistent season so far by remaining unbeaten, will face a tough test against British star Daryl Nita, who has back-to-back Diamond League victories in the 100m and 200m – one of which included beating the fastest Woman of the World Shakari Richardson.


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USA trio Tamari Davis, Talitha Diggs and Candice Hill will round out the lineup and are also capable of causing an upset.

Women's long jump

Ese Brume has a date with the Olympic qualifying standard and a famous win over world leader Tara Davis-Woodhall in the long jump event.


Commonwealth Champion Ace Brom. Image: imago

Quanesha Burks, Chanice Porter, Tiffany Flynn, Chantelle Malone and Anna Hall are the rest of the athletes who completed the field.

Men's 100 meter race

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In a star-studded field headlined by Africa's fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala, Odudi Onwuzurike will be aiming to qualify for the Olympics and potentially upset the Kenyan.

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The duo of Ronnie Baker and Cravon Charleston are also strong candidates, while Erion Knighton could be a dark horse to show that he is as great a runner in the 100m as he is in the 200m.



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