C/Wealth Games: Contrasting results for relay team

C/Wealth Games: Contrasting results for relay team

Nigeria’s quartet in the 4x100m men’s event have made it to the final scheduled to take place on Saturday. The quartet comprising of Enoch Adegoke, Usheoritse Itsekiri, Ogho Egwero and Seye Ogunlewe ran a season’s best (SB) 38.52 seconds to finish 3rd behind Jamaica (38.44s) and England (38.15s) in heat 2.

Despite finishing second in heat 1, Team Nigeria 4x400m relay team was disqualified for lane violation. The quartet of Orukpe Erayokan, Samson Nathaniel, Isah Salihu and Chidi Okezie will play no part in Saturday’s final.

Samuel Kure made his best mark in the javelin throw but wasn’t enough to qualify him to the final. Kure made two personal best twice, threw a distance of 72.70m in his first attempt and did a lot better in his second attempt 73.49m but finished in 8th place.

Faith Obazuaye secured a spot in the final of the women’s TT6-10 following her unbeaten run in the games on Friday. Obazuaye beat England’s Felicity Pickard 3-0 (11-6, 11-7,11-8) to reach the final. She faces Melissa Tapper of Australia in the final on Saturday.

In the quarter final of the men’s table tennis doubles, Nigerian pair Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola were knocked out 3-1 (11-13, 11-9, 11-7, 11-8) by Singapore’s Pang Yew En koen and Poh Shoo Feng Ethan.

Quadri later competed in the quarter finals of the men’s singles and advanced ahead of India’s Harmeet Desai. Quadri defeated Desai 4-0 (11-9, 11-8,11-9,11-8) to reach the last four. He will play against Sharath Achanta of India on Saturday.

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