C/Wealth Games: Alowonle, Nathaniel advance to respective finals

C/Wealth Games: Alowonle, Nathaniel advance to respective finals

Mohamed Rilwan Alowonle ran a personal best (PB) in a time of 49.49 seconds to finish 4th. Alowonle qualified to the final as one of the fastest losers at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Nigeria’s Henry Okorie ended his hope for a medal as he finished 7th in heat 1 of the 400m hurdles in a time of 52.14 seconds while in heat 2.

In the women’s 400m hurdles, Rita Ossai had difficulty at the start of her race, landing poorly and eventually did not finish (DNF) while Glory Nathaniel ran a personal best (PB) of 55.01 seconds to finish third and qualify for the final.

The duo of Isoken Igbinosun and Praise Idamadudu are through to the women’s 200m semis scheduled for Wednesday. Igbinosun finished 4th in 23.54 seconds in heat 5 while Idamadudu ran a season’s best (SB) of 23.55 seconds in 4th in heat 1 won by Crystal Emmanuel of Canada.

Nigeria’s Bode Abiodun outclassed Rene Benjamin of Sierra Leone 4-0 to progress to the next round of the men’s singles table tennis competition at the XXI Commonwealth Bank in Australia.

Abiodun beat his fellow African opponent 11-3, 11-3, 11-5, 11-3, and will now face Nooa Takooa of Kiribati in the next round.

In the women’s TT6-10 singles Group 2, Faith Obazuaye of Nigeria beat her Australian opponent Andrea Mcdonnel 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-6) to advance to the next round. While in the men’s TT6-10, Temitope Ogunsanya was beaten 3-0 by Theo Cogill (4-11, 4-11, 2-11) from South Africa.

Later on Tuesday, Nigeria’s Yinka Ajayi will compete in 400m semi/final race 3 while Blessing Ibrahim will compete in the triple jump and Queen Obisesan who has been phenomenal in 2018 will take part in the women’s hammer throw. In basketball, D’Tigers will hope to redeem themselves when they take on Scotland.

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