The Meet Director for the Lagos Open Athletics Championship, Yussuf Alli said the Championship will simultaneously serve as a qualifying window for the Tokyo Olympics as well as a preparatory event for athletes that have already qualified for the sporting showpiece.
He made the disclosure on Wednesday even as he revealed that arrangements are in top gear to have an elite cast of athletes in the one-day meet.
According to Alli, “This is another fantastic window for those seeking to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics as well as those seeking quality competition to stay in shape for the Olympics.”
“The Lagos State Athletics Association which is one of the most vibrant in the country is out to organise a world-class event that would be the talk of the town as we count down to Tokyo,” he added.
It is interesting to note that the Lagos State Athletics Association would be holding a lucrative Athletics Meet on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
The list of events to be competed for at the Lagos Open Athletics Championship include the 5,000 meters, 400 meters hurdles, 100 meters, 800 meters, 400 meters and 100 meters.
There would also be quality action in the 4×100 meters open, 4×100 meters open and 4×400 meters mixed relay.
Long jump, High jump, Triple jump, Shot put as well as 4×100 secondary schools relay and 4×100 secondary schools relay have all been pencilled down for the maiden Lagos Open Athletics Championship.
Organisers have assured that the top three finishers across all the events will receive handsome prizes for their efforts.