Nigeria Men’s 4x400m, Mixed Teams Qualify For Olympics

Nigeria Men’s 4x400m, Mixed Relay Teams Qualify For Paris 2024 Olympics

Nigeria Men’s 4x400m relay team have qualified for Paris 2024 Olympic after placing second in Heat 2 at the world athletics relays in Bahamas on Saturday.

Competing in heat 2, the quartet of Chidi Okezie, Dubem Nwachukwu, Dubem Amene and Sikiru Adeyemi finished second in a time of 3:01.70.

The result means the team picked one of the two automatic spot for the Olympics.

Belgium won the race in a time of 3:00.09 while Jamaica had a time of 3:02.46 to place third.

Also, Nigeria’s mixed relay team clinched automatic qualification for the games after finishing second in Heat 2 of their event.

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The quartet of Samuel Ogazi, Ella Onojuwevwo, Chidi Okezie and Esther Elo Joseph finished the race in a time of 3:13.79.

The United States won the race in a time
of 3:11.52.

Meanwhile, Justina Eyakpobeyan, Favour Ofili, Olayinka Olajide, and Tima Godbless missed out on securing automatic qualification as they placed third in Heat 1 of women’s 4x100m relays.

They will compete in the repechage round today (Sunday) for another chance to qualify for Olympics.

In the men’s 4x100m the Nigerian team clocked a time of 38.47s to finish fourth in Heat 2.

France, Great Britain and Trinidad & Tobago placed first, second and third respectively.


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