ENCOUNTER WITH TEMITOPE ADESHINA AT TESLIM BALOGUN STADIUM

ENCOUNTER WITH TEMITOPE ADESHINA AT TESLIM BALOGUN STADIUM

As the athletes all over the world are setting their gaze towards the coming season and indulging themselves with buildup programs to ensure a solid foundation for the year 2022: Temitope Adeshina is no different, you can either find her during the week days in the National Stadium, Surulere – running through the hill and sloppy terrain of the stadium or at the Teslim Balogun Stadium:  fine-tuning the techniques needed for her jumps.

The Edo 2021 National Sports Festival Champion in the women’s High jump, who holds a personal record of (1.80m) is one athlete that is compassionate, committed, dedicated and well disciplined. You can also describe this tall charismatic athlete as an easygoing fellow with an embodiment of grace.

When we say the future of Nigeria’s track & field is bright, we mean it’s absolutely bright with the enormous young talents at her disposal.

In one of Temitope’s training session, Dynamic AF boss, Olabanji Ayegbusi spent quality time with her as she shared her driving ambition, compassion and the significant hurdle she faces coming to training daily.

‘’I am a work in progress, smiles – I need you guys to keep believing in me while I continue to test the limits of my body. I believe in hard work and I’m working hard as you can see to achieve the best and make myself, my family and everyone proud’’. Said, Temitope Adeshina.

When asked about the outset of her career, how she was first spotted? I was discovered by late Coach Adu Uremu of blessed memory in a competition in year 2014, where I placed 2nd position behind Esther Isa. He spoke to me, asked for my phone number and subsequently  introduced me to Coach Kola Adebayo who has moulded me and remains my coach and mentor ever since.

ENCOUNTER WITH TEMITOPE ADESHINA AT TESLIM BALOGUN STADIUM

Of course the journey has produced numerous accomplishment: such as silver medal at the 2018 Abuja National Sports Festival, gold medal at the 2021 Edo National Sports Festival for Lagos state, silver medal at the Confederation of African Athletics Region II and a silver at the 2021 National Trials for Tokyo Olympics, among others. I can only give thanks to God and appreciate my wonderful coach.

When asked about the challenges she’s confronted with? “Distance” I live very far to stadium environment and that’s my biggest challenge at the moment, yet, I must give credit to my parents who make it their point of duty; ensuring a day passes by without giving me every necessary support to access training.

When asked about her relationship with her 5&6 – bestie – Esther Isa? She smiles and said, Esther is not just a friend, we are sisters: let me put it that way. However, she’s in the US at the moment but our relationship is with no boundary.  Temitope said.

It’s a beautiful and timely moment with Temitope Adeshina and we can tell you that she’s already working hard to roll the dice and putting everything she’s got to hit the mark for the All African Games, African Championships and the major championships schedule for the 2022 season.

We wish you best of luck in your career Temitope Adeshina.

Dynamic AF will continue to play a role in this respect: bringing you athletes, coaches and clubs that are putting everything – ensuring athletics takes the leading role in sports and the young talents are propelled to become the future champions.  And if you are doing something spectacular in your corner that you want the athletics family to know about, kindly inbox this page or by email: olabanjiayegbusi@gmail.com  or  aaftrack@gmail.com  Whatsapp: +2348135617999.

 

 

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and the marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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