athletics U20 World Athletics Championship: Team Nigeria Finishes Third With Seven Medals

It was a nice outing for Team Nigeria who finished the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, in third place winning a total of seven medals.

Team Nigeria added two more medals on the final day of the Championship.

The quartet of Deborah Oke, Imaobong Nse Uko, Ella Onojuvwevwo and Favour Ofili combined to win GOLD for Nigeria in the women’s 4x400m relay event, clocking a new U20 World lead of 3:31.46.

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However,  in the men’s 4x400m relay, Nnamani Johnson, Dubem Amene, Ezekiel Nathaniel and Bamidele Ajayi narrowly missed out on a medal after they placed 4th with a time of 3:07.19.

Nigeria’s quartet of Praise Ofoku, Favour Ofili, Anita Taviore, and Tima Godbless clinched the Bronze medal in the women’s 4x100m, running a time of 43.90s. Jamaica ran a World U20 Record of 42.94s to win GOLD, with Namibia getting Silver in a NU20R of 43.76s.

In the men’s category, a faulty baton exchange between individual 200m GOLD medallist, Udodi Onwuzurike and Godson Brume cost them a podium place after Akekalu Fakorede and Nicholas Mabilo had both run good opening and second leg.

Ezekiel Nathaniel became the latest Nigerian athlete to run under 50s in 400m Hurdles, smashing his Personal Best from yesterday (51.37s), and running a new one of 49.89s to finish fifth in the final.

Ruth Agadama finished in 8th place in the women’s Long Jump with her best leap of 6.24m (+0.4) which she jumped on her second attempt.

She missed out on a medal place after she was fouled two twice .

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