The British champion, Mike Edwards, is interesting to the International Association of Athletics Federations (#IAAF ) to permit him to comply with his dream of representing Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games
Edwards has been chosen as Nigeria ‘s sole entrant for the Men’s High Jump event on the Commonwealth Games because the nation seeks to have a representation within the occasion for the first time in almost 50 years. .
It’s, nevertheless, not trying good for Edwards who the IAAF says is ineligible because of the switch of allegiance course of being frozen. Edwards was born in Manchester, England, however his mom is Nigerian, and his father is Jamaican. .
As reported by UK web site, Athletics Weekly, Edward was conscious earlier than travelling to Australia that the IAAF had frozen the switch of allegiance course of with the intention to cease athletes nation-hopping from one nation to a different.
However the excessive jumper felt he would be capable to compete on the Gold Coast as a result of he holds a Nigerian passport, the Commonwealth Games shouldn’t be an IAAF occasion and, whereas he competed for Britain as an under-20 on the European Junior Championships, it was again in 2009. .
In registering his displeasure, Edward took to his Fb web page to share this: “No disgrace. I’ll stand right here each day till IAAF makes a change. It’s mistaken what they’re doing. .
I’ve come too far. I’ve sacrificed means an excessive amount of to fold on the Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. As a legislation abiding twin citizen of Nice Britain and Nigeria, I ought to have each proper to represent #TeamNigeria regardless if I selected to represent my beginning nation GB virtually a decade in the past, at a Jr. stage Championship.