Nse Uko Wins 400m Gold At World Athletics U20 Championships

Imaobong Nse Uko flies the Nigerian flag in Nairobi, Kenya.
Imaobong Nse Uko flies the Nigerian flag in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Nigeria’s Imaobong Nse Uko fulfilled expectations  by coasting residence to gold within the girls’s 400m occasion on day 4 of the continuing World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nse Uko got here to the Championships because the quickest among the many contenders following the 51.70 seconds she ran to win the gold on the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in April and lived as much as pre-race hype by changing into the fourth Nigerian to win the class after Fatimah Yusuf in 1990 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Olabisi Afolabi in Lisbon, Portugal in 1994 and Folashade Abugan in Poland 2008.

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The 17-year-old ran a brand new 51.55 seconds private finest to realize the feat.

The time additional prolonged her document because the quickest 400m U18 athlete on this planet in 2021 and the seventeenth quickest within the Nigerian all-time listing.

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Nse Uko Wins 400m Gold At World Athletics U20 Championships

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