Team Nigeria girls’s 4x400m relay group have certified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after racing to a 3: 26.84 African lead time on the Lagos Open Athletics Championship on the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
The 4x400m group have turn into the second Nigerian relay group to qualify after the ladies’s 4x100m group led by Blessing Okagbare secured their spot on the video games with a 42.97 seconds run on the National Championships (Olympic Trials) final week Thursday on the sports activities floor of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.
The quartet of Imaobong Nse Uko, NCAA 200m finalist Favour Ofili, Knowledge Omovoh, and Okon-George is now ranked thirteenth within the rating for the very best 16 nations that will likely be in Tokyo forward of Belarus (3: 28.14), Australia (3: 28.64) and Switzerland (3: 28.77) who’ve all provisionally certified.
Nigeria received a silver medal within the occasion 25 years in the past on the 1996 Atlanta Olympics the place the legendary Falilat Ogunkoya led Charity Opara, Bisi Afolabi, and Fatimah Yusuf to additionally set a brand new 3: 21.04 seconds African report.
Unfortunately, the lads’s 4x100m group nonetheless did not make it regardless of bettering to 38.59 seconds. But they, alongside the 4x100m and 4x400m combined relay groups, have a last likelihood to ebook their tickets to Tokyo on the MOC Relays on Sunday in Lagos.