Oregon 22: Nigeria quartet set new African record

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor

The Nigeria quartet of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chuckwuma, and Grace Nwokocha has set a new African record in the Women’s 4×400m relay at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

The record of 42.22s which has been set by Team Nigeria, saw them finish fourth place behind Team USA which won the gold with a fast time of 41.14s, with Jamaica and Germany in second and third positions respectively.

However, the attained stride by the 4×400m female team, provided relief to Team Nigeria after the quartet of Raymond Ekevwo, Godson Brume, Ashe Favour and Udodi Onwuzurike of the 4x400m male team were unable to
proceed to the final after they failed to qualify during the heat.

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Before setting the new African record in Oregon, the quartet qualified from the heat stage after an impressive performance on lane 1 to finish third in 42.62s. They finished behind Team USA in the top spot with 41.56s and Team Spain which clocked 42.61s.

Consequently, the Nigeria Team, having concluded their campaign in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon on Sunday, will certainly improve on their performances in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Recall that the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has assured that the series of competitions Team Nigeria competed in recently, have toughened, strengthened and prepared them for the Commonwealth Games scheduled from July 28 – August 8.

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