Women 4x400m Quartet win Nigeria’s 9th Gold medal at African Championships
Nigeria’s women 4x400m team won Gold medal at the ongoing African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba on Sunday.
The quartet of Patience Okon-George, Abike Egbeniyi, Folashade Abugan and Yinka Ajayi got home supporters on their feet as they stopped the clock at 3:31.14 to claim the win in the women’s 4x400m Relay final.
There was no heats in event as the limited number of entries did not allow suffice for this.
Worthy of note, the team bagged Silver at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast earlier in the year having finished 2nd with a time of 3:25.29 behind champions Jamaica, who clocked 3:24.00.
Meanwhile, Nigeria got Bronze medal in the men’s category with the 4x400m team composed of Chidi Okezie, Samson Nathaniel, Orukpe Eraiyokan, Isah Salihu, Daniel Atinaya & Sikiru Adeyemi settled for a 3rd place finish behind Team Kenya (1st) and Team South Africa (2nd).
The team finished 3rd in the heats on Saturday to qualify for the final.