The organizers of the Nigerian Sports Award, Unmissable Incentives Limited, has announced that all is set for the 5th edition of the Award as members of the...
Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) is an award to recognize and celebrate outstanding performances by our sports men & women.
The NSA will be presented to such sports personalities, whose performances shone brightest at local & international level in the course of the year.
Nominations for the award is open to the general public every year.
The main objectives of the award is motivation and social recognition of a sports person. The award is given yearly.
Another objective of this award is to give social status and greater dignity to deserving sportsmen and women in the society.
This award will work to develop sports culture throughout the nation.
Olajumoke Olajide, a physically challenged athlete, Class T53, has broken the African record held by Anne Wafula of Kenya after 11 years, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Wafula of Kenya set the old record on May 14, 2005 in Manchester, Great Britain. Olajide recorded a time of 18.51 in the 100m at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai, which ended on Sunday, thereby breaking Wafula’s time of 18.59.
Turkey’s Hamide Kurt clocked 17.46 to win second final ahead of Nigeria’s Olajide at the competition.
The IPC Grand Prix held from March 17 to March 20 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Hannah Babalola added to Nigeria’s success at the competition by also winning the 100m, T54 Class by 17.17.
Babalola did not break her African record of 16.97 recorded in 2015 at Arbon, Switzerland.
Nigeria featured three para-athletes at the event with Friday Aibaneangbe being the only Class S11 male athlete.
The women’s javelin F55 also saw a new African record as Kenya’s Nelly Jeptoo Sile added nearly two metres to her previous mark with a winning throw of 14.54m. Morocco’s Saida Amoudi also broke the African record in the shot put F34 as she won with a winning throw of 7.32m. The throw is a five centimetre improvement on the previous mark she set when finishing fourth at last year’s World Championships. The series will continue in Tunisia from March 24 to March 26 for the 3rd Grand Prix in 2016.
Courtesy: Premium Time Nigeria
Unmissable Incentives Limited together embarked on the creation of the Nigeria Sports Award brand, in a bid to reward Nigerian sports stars for their efforts in keeping the passion of sport alive in the hearts of millions of Nigerians; through their efforts in local and international sports events.
Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) is an award to recognize and celebrate outstanding performances by our sports men & women. The award is presented to such sports personalities, whose performances shone brightest at local & international level in the course of the year.
The maiden edition of the awards took place on Thursday, November 29th 2012, at Federal Palace hotel Victoria Island, Lagos.