Team Nigeria made historical past on Wednesday by clinching gold within the 4x400m blended relay occasion on the ongoing World U-20 Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.
The quartet of Johnson Nnamani, Imaobong Nse Uko, Opeyemi Oke, and Bamidele Ajayi stormed to victory in a report time of three: 19.70, leaving the likes of Poland (3: 19.80) and India (3: 20.60) of their wake.
Nigeria made a change to the quartet that ran a then championship report of three: 21.66 within the semi-final by bringing in Nse Uko – the quickest lady within the quarter-mile coming to the race.
Nse, 17, didn’t disappoint her fellow compatriots as she handed over the baton to the third-leg runner, Oke within the first place.
Meanwhile, she has additionally certified for the person 400m last scheduled for Saturday and stands as a agency favorite to revive Nigeria as World U-20 champions, since Bisi Afolabi succeeded Fatimah Yusuf as queen of the quarter-mile in 1994 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Similarly, the duo of Godson Oghenebrume and Praise Ofokwu certified for the 100m women and men’s last scheduled for Tuesday.
Oghenebrume ran a time of 10.22 seconds to win his semifinal warmth, whereas Ofoku was additionally first in her semifinal warmth, clocking 11.57.
In the lads’s javelin throw, Chinecherem Nnamdi threw a large new private greatest and Nigeria’s U-20 report of 78.03 to qualify for the ultimate.
Nnamdi, the African Games bronze medalist added nearly 5cm to his earlier better of 73.24m to leap forward of the queue as one of many favourites for the gold medal within the class.
Nigeria has not gained a medal within the occasion on the World U20 Championship, however Chinecherem might make historical past on the last scheduled for Friday.