Mike Edwards selected as Nigeria’s 1st High Jumper at Commonwealth Games in 50 Years

Mike Edwards, who in February won a High Jump event at the British Championships, will be representing Nigeria at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Austr

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Mike Edwards, who in February won a High Jump event at the British Championships, will be representing Nigeria at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Mike Edwards selected as Nigeria's 1st High Jumper at Commonwealth Games in 50 Years - BellaNaija

Edwards was born in the UK, raised in Florida, has a Jamaican father and a Nigerian Mother.

He announced the news on his Instagram, writing:

My last trip to Nigeria was devastating…
I lost my older brother when he was 10, from a sickle cell crisis battle… Today, I’m proud to announce a new chapter for my family. I’ve officially been selected to represent Team Nigeria at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia 🇦🇺 Nigeria’s First Male High Jumper at the Commonwealth Games in 50+ YEARS!!! No words can describe how I feel right now, but I hope my brother is proud. 🇳🇬

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