Friday, February 11, 2011

Egwero set to Shine In Karlsruhe

2010 ECOWAS U-23 gold medalist in Abuja, Ogho Oghene Egwero will on Sunday compete with some of the World best at the 27th edition of the Karlsruhe’s Europahalle in the south west of Germany.
The Stuttgart, German base Egwero, said he would be taking part in the 60m event at the competition and hopes to put in good performance.
“I was in France last weekend at the Meeting Pas de Calais, in Liévin and I will say I did not disappoint myself, so running in Karlsruhe, I will try and put in a good performance and I hope to improve with the races as they come.”
Egwero will be competing in the 60m dash against the winner of the Stuttgart 60 metres, Mike Rodgers of the US, Lerone Clarke of Jamaica. Italy’s Emanuele Di Gregorio, the bronze medalist two years ago in Torino and who showed good form with a 6.62 in the Stuttgart heats could also be in the final mix, along with Italian record holder Simone Collio. Also in the competition will be France’s Ronald Pognon, whose 6.45 six years ago established a European indoor record while former World 100 metres champion, Kim Collins of St. Kitts has added the Karlsruhe meeting to his schedule.
Meanwhile, two other Nigerians will be competing in Karlsruhe for their adopted countries.
Sorina Nwachukwu will be competing for Germany in the 400m with the Paris 200 metres world champion, Muriel Hurtis-Houairi of France, Bejing 400 hurdles finalist Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic and current World junior bronze medalist Bianca Razor of Romania while the other Nigerian, Imo state born and Norway base Ezinne Okparaebo, in Norway’s color will do the women’s 60m with French sprinters Myriam Soumaré and Véronique Mang and Russia’s Aleksandra Fedoriva.

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