Nigeria’s Mixed 4x400m Team Excited By African Record Set At Olympics Debut In Tokyo

Nigeria’s Mixed 4x400m Team Excited By African Record Set At Olympics Debut In Tokyo 2

 

Although they’d have been hoping to no less than make the ultimate of their occasion on the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, Nigeria’s Mixed 4x400m quartet comprising Emmanuel Ojeli, Imaobong Nse Uko, Samson Nathaniel, and Patience Okon-George will depart the competitors with their heads held excessive after storming to a brand new African Record of three: 13.60 to complete fifth of their semi-final race.

Speaking after the race, Okon-George revealed that the squad is consoled by the African Record they set whereas competing on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

She mentioned, “The last race we ran back in June was 3: 14.09 and the 3: 13.60 we ran today is good. We are happy with the new African Record. It was not easy running with 43second runners on the anchor leg. Now that we haven’t made it to the final, I’m just going to be focused and get ready for the 400m. I think I’m good to go”.

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Teammate Emmanuel Ojeli additionally revelled in the truth that the quartet made historical past by changing into the primary African crew to qualify for and compete on the Olympics.

“We have been trying so hard to qualify in the 4x400m men and women so when we heard that the Mixed Relays was going to hold, we just needed to put ourselves together to qualify for the event. We are the first African team to qualify for the event at the Olympics and ran an African Record as well”, he mentioned.

The quartet will now set its sights in the direction of qualifying for subsequent 12 months’s World Championships in Oregon.

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Nigeria’s Mixed 4x400m Team Excited By African Record Set At Olympics Debut In Tokyo

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