athletics Team Nigeria Impresses In U20 World Athletic Championship Opener

Team Nigeria got off to an impressive start at the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi on which kicked off on  Wednesday 18.

Nigeria’s quartet of Johnson Nnamani, Imaobong Nse Uko, Opeyemi Oke and Bamidele Ajayi combined to clock 3:19.70 in the mixed 4x400m relay.

It was their second championship record in as many races, having run 3:21.66 earlier in the day.

They also  made history by becoming the first ever champions in the event which was making its debut at a World U20 Championships.

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 The medal is also Nigeria’s first world U20 gold since 2008 when Folashade Abugan won the women’s 400m title in Bydgoszcz.

Godson Brume, younger brother to Olympic medalist, Ese Brume, was the man to beat in heat three of the men’s 100m as he returned a time of 10.22 adm finished first.

Nigeria’s Praise Ofoku came from behind to dip on the line first in 11.57 in the javelin third heat.
Chinecherem Nnamdi threw a national U20 record to top the standings in the men’s javelin throw qualification, with the javelin landing at a mark of 78.02m in Group A.


Henry Usiayo is a reporter who has a flair for sports and he currently write sports articles for Africa Top Sports.

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