After missing out on the World Relays in Poland and not meeting the qualification standard at the National Olympics Trials in Yabatech, the Nigeria’s women 4x400m team comprising of the quartet of Nse Imaobong, Favour Ofili, Knowledge Omovoh, and Patience Okon-George have strengthened the country’s hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics after they stormed to a Season’s Best of 3:26.83s at Telsim Balogun stadium.
Nigeria has now moved to 13th in the Qualifying Positions for the women’s 4x400m rankings to join their 4x100m counterparts.
Three Nigeria’s relay team entered the Telsim Balogun stadium in Lagos on Thursday 24 in a quest to meet the deadline to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Lagos State Open Athletics Championships – only one emerged successful at the one-day championship.
Unfortunately for the men’s 4x400m and 4x100m, their time was unable to meet the qualification time.
In the 4x400m, Emmanuel Ojeli, Samson Nathaniel, Sikiru Adeyemi, and Chidi Okezie couldn’t secure the qualification time as they ran 3:05.34 to win the men’s 4x400m.
While the 4x100m team comprising the quartet of Enoch Adegoke, Usheoritse Itsekiri, Jerry Jakpa, and Godson Brume could only manage a 38.68s clocking to claim victory.
With the Lagos State Open Athletics Championships, Lagos is expected to perform well in athletics at the 2022 National Sports Festival in Delta.