#BringBackOurGirlsNow! The Athletics World Gets Behind the Campaign – Part II

29 May

On April 14th 2014, nearly 300 girls in Chibok in Northeastern Nigeria were abducted from their secondary school in the dead of the night by Boko Haram militants. At the recently concluded World Relay Championships in the Bahamas, the whole world of Track & Field got behind #BringBackOurGirlsNowafter posting our first series of photos yesterday, which featured IAAF President Lamine Diack, and Bahamian 4x400m Olympic GOLD medallist, Chris Brown, amongst others, here are more today, featuring British 400m Olympic GOLD & Silver Medallist, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, and former Bahamian 400m World Champion, Tonique Williams-Darling:

Christine Ohuruogu MBE, British 400m World Champion ('13, '07), Olympic GOLD ('08) and Silver Medallist ('12)

Christine Ohuruogu MBE, British 400m World Champion (’13, ’07), Olympic GOLD (’08) and Silver Medallist (’12)

Tonique Williams-Darling, Bahamian 400m Olympic Champion 2004

Tonique Williams-Darling, Bahamian 400m Olympic Champion 2004

Bukola Abogunloko, Nigerian 4x400m World Relay Bronzed Medallist, 2014

Bukola Abogunloko, Nigerian 4x400m World Relay Bronze Medallist, 2014

Tobi Ogunmola, Nigerian 400m Runner

Tobi Ogunmola, Nigerian 400m Runner

Victoria Ohuruogu, British 400m Runner

Victoria Ohuruogu, British 400m Runner

Amechi Morton, Nigerian 400m Runner

Amechi Morton, Nigerian 400m Runner

Bambo Akani, Making of Champions Founder

Bambo Akani, Making of Champions Founder

Nigeria posted a commendable performance at these 1st ever World Relays, with a 4x400m Bronze and 4th place in the 4x100m, and it was perhaps fitting that it was our girls who posted those results. #BringBackOurGirls has slowly started ebbing from the world’s consciousness, but the girls are still very missing. We believe that we must keep up the pressure on the powers that be to #BringBackOurGirlsNow. Tomorrow, we will post more pictures from the Bahamas to keep the Chibok girls at the forefront of our minds. We need them home now.

3 Responses to “#BringBackOurGirlsNow! The Athletics World Gets Behind the Campaign – Part II”

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  1. Team Nigeria says #BringBackOurGirls | Making of Champions - May 30, 2014

    […] Olympic GOLD medallist, Chris Brown, while Thursday’s instalment featured the likes of British 400m Olympic GOLD & Silver Medallist, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, and former Bahamian 400m World Champion, Tonique […]

  2. #BringBackOurGirlsNow! The World Relays Gets Behind the Campaign | Making of Champions - May 30, 2014

    […] of IAAF President Lamine Diack, and Bahamian 4x400m Olympic Champion, Chris Brown, as well as British 400m Olympic GOLD & Silver Medallist, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, and former Bahamian 400m World Champion, Tonique Williams-Darling. Team Nigeria’s Athletes such […]

  3. MAKING OF CHAMPIONS celebrates 1-year anniversary with new LOGO! | Making of Champions - July 16, 2014

    […] the whole Athletics community participated in, from the star athletes such as Blessing Okagbare, Christine Ohuruogu and Yohan Blake, right up to the IAAF President himself, Lamine Diack. Bambo also reported live […]

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