Nigerias 4×100m relay team secures World Championships spot

Nigeria’s 4×100m relay team secures World Championships spot

Nigeria’s 4×100m relay team secures World Championships spot – The men’s 4x100m final provided one of the major highlights of Day 1 of the ongoing Nigerian Commonwealth Games and World Championships Trials holding in Benin-City, Edo State.

The quartet of Favour Ashe, Godson Brume, Alaba Akintola and reigning World U20 champion, Udodi Onwuzurike stormed to a Season’s Best of 38.35s to secure a slot at next month’s World Championships holding in Oregon, causing an eruption of jubilation at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium. Team Ghana was 2nd with a time of 39.60s while Nigeria Police placed 3rd in 40.52s. read more

The Nigerian quartet’s time has moved them one step up from 17th to 16th, the final qualifying position for the relays. Nigeria has now moved above South Africa who were occupying that position before the race in Benin with the 38.51s that her U20 team ran at the World U20 Athletics Championships in Nairobi last year. Nigerians will now be hoping the team is not overtaken before the close of the qualification window on Sunday, June 26th, 2022.

Team Nigeria will also be hoping they return to the podium at the World Athletics Championships 25 years after the quartet of Osmond Ezinwa, Olapade Adeniken, Francis Obikwelu and Davidson Ezinwa ran 37.94s in the semifinals before storming to a silver medal finish (38.04) behind Canada who ran a world leading 37.86 to win the gold medal. read more

Meanwhile, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha, Tobi Amusan and Tima Godbless dominated the women’s final after crossing the line in 43.44s, holding off Edo State who followed in 46.23s as Ghana settled for 3rd with a time of 46.58s. results

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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