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Published On: Mon, Jun 10th, 2013

Delta: World Athletes to Storm Warri for Relays/CAA Golden Prix


Barely a few weeks after hosting the maiden edition of the Africa Youth Athletics Championship, Warri will on Friday host the 2013 Warri /CAA Golden Grand Prix.
The one-day competition is a premium event in the calendar of Confederation of African Athletics.
Grade A events at this edition include the men’s 100m, and 400m. For the women, the ‘A’ events are 100m, 400m, and 400m H. The classic events for men are 5000m, javelin, long jump, while it will be 100m H, high jump, long jump in women’s.

Apart from the premium and classic events, there are also some promotional events. They are 110m H, 3000m SC, 4x100m and 4x400m for men and for the women it will be 800m, 5000m, 4x100m & 4x400m.
While competitions for positions in the individual events are expected to be stiff, the relay events will be more competitive as it provides opportunities for countries that have not qualified for the relay events of the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Russia to qualify.
The top three countries in the relay events will be presented with medals; there is no prize money for relay winners.
Like it is done in other parts of the world, the meet organisers will only be responsible for local transportation, accommodation and feeding within Nigeria of a maximum of five athletes per relay event per team.
Athletes from USA, Great Britain, Ghana, Morocco and other parts of the world are expected in Nigeria from Tuesday to participate in the event.
Source: Punch

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