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Amusan leads Nigeria’s women’s 4x100m relay to gold

After missing her 100m hurdles event due to illness at the ongoing 2024 African Senior Athletics Championships in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, World Record Holder in the women’s 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan, on Monday anchored Nigeria’s women’s 4x100m relay to win gold.

The victory increased Nigeria’s gold medal to four at the Championships.

Justina Eyakpobeya started a great form and handed over to Tima Godbless on time. Godbless did not disappoint, as she overpowered her challengers to hand the baton to home girl Olayinka Olajide. She ran the last bend to hand over to Tobi Amusan, who anchored at 42.72 seconds.

Liberia and Ghana complete the podium in the women’s 100m decided at the Stade de Japoma, Douala, Cameroon.

Amusan had arrived in Douala on Thursday morning alongside other members of the Nigerian contingent with no sign of illness. But she fell ill later that day, and Sports Ministry’s medical personnel attached to the AFN team to Douala advised her to take a rest.

She took part in the 4x100m relay final because AFN Technical Director, Samuel Onikeku tendered a medical report on her, unlike the duo of Favour Ofili and Rosemary Chukwuma who pulled out from the 100m semifinal without the knowledge of the technical committee.

In the men’s 4x100m relay final, Nigeria finished second in a time of 38.84 seconds behind Ghana that clocked 38.63 seconds. Cote D’Ivoire came third.

Kanyinsola Ajayi gave Ushoritse Itshekiri, who handed the baton to Alaba Adegoke. Godson Brume ran the last leg.

So far, Team Nigeria has won 4 gold,

5 silver and 4 bronze medals.

This is Team Nigeria medal table at the Championships:

GOLD MEDAL

Men’s Shot Put:

★  Chukwuebuka Enekwechi

Women’s Discus:

★ Ashley Anumba

Women’s Long Jump:

★ Ese Brume

Women’s Relay:

★ 4×100m

SILVER MEDAL

Women’s Hammer:

★ Sade Olatoye

Mix Relay:

★ 4×400m

Women’s Discus:

★Obiageri Ameachi

Women’s High Jump:

★ Temitope Adeshina

Men’s Relay:

★ 4×100m

BRONZE MEDAL

Women’s Discus:

★ Chioma Onyekweri

Men’s Long Jump:

★ Goodness Iredia

Men’s 400m

★ Samuel Ogazi

Women’s 400m

★ Esther Elo Joseph

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