Asaba 2018: Nwanaga, Oyeniyi win medals for Team Nigeria

Asaba 2018: Nwanaga, Oyeniyi win medals for Team Nigeria

It was a more quiet outing for Team Nigeria on Day 4 of the African Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba as they won 1 Gold and 1 Silver increasing their medals to 14.

South Africa also increased their haul to 21 after winning 1 Gold and 3 Silver medals.

Nigeria’s Kelechi Nwanaga won the country’s only Gold medal on day 4 as she threw 56.96m while South Africa’s Jo-Ane Van Dyk placed second with a throw of 53.72m and Josephine Lalaw Joyce of Uganda finished third with a throw of 51.33 in the Women’s Javelin.

In the 110m hurdles, Abejoye Oyeniyi finished second to win Silver in 13.87 secs while South Africa’s lone Gold on day 4 came in the 110m Hurdles. Antonio Alkana got to the finish line in 13.51 secs while Wellington Zaza of Liberia placed third in 13.88 secs.
Other events will be decided on the final day of the Championship on Sunday.

Ncilili Titi of South Africa got to the finish line first in 20.57 secs while Divine Oduduru finished in second place to qualify for the 200m Men’s final.

Glory Nathaniel of Nigeria won Heat 2 of the Women’s 400m Hurdles ahead of South Africa’s Wenda Nel in a time of 55.96 secs. Nel took second in 57.47 secs and Morocco’s Lamiae Lhabz was third in 58.07 secs.

Nigeria’s Praise Idamadudu made it to the final of the Women’s 200m as one of the fastest losers in a time of 23.92 secs. Congo Brazzaville’s Natacha Akamabi won the race in 23.72 secs while Bevinia Abessolo was second in 23.78 secs.

In Heat 1 of the men’s 4x400m, Team South Africa got to the finish line ahead of Nigeria’s quartet of (Daniel Atinaya, Sikiru Adeyemi, Henry Okorie and Isah Salihu) who placed third and Team Botswana who finished second to qualify for the final.

At the end of day 4, South Africa maintain their lead on top of the table with 6 Gold, 10 Silver and 5 Bronze while Nigeria has 6 Gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze and third on the table is Kenya with 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze.

13.87 secs while South Africa’s lone Gold on day 4 came in the 110m Hurdles.

Antonio Alkana got to the finish line in 13.51 secs while Wellington Zaza of Liberia placed third in 13.88 secs.
Other events will be decided on the final day of the Championship on Sunday.

Ncilili Titi of South Africa got to the finish line first in 20.57 secs while Divine Oduduru finished in second place to qualify for the 200m Men’s final.

Glory Nathaniel of Nigeria won Heat 2 of the Women’s 400m Hurdles ahead of South Africa’s Wenda Nel in a time of 55.96 secs. Nel took second in 57.47 secs and Morocco’s Lamiae Lhabz was third in 58.07 secs.

Nigeria’s Praise Idamadudu made it to the final of the Women’s 200m as one of the fastest losers in a time of 23.92 secs. Congo Brazzaville’s Natacha Akamabi won the race in 23.72 secs while Bevinia Abessolo was second in 23.78 secs.

In Heat 1 of the men’s 4x400m, Team South Africa got to the finish line ahead of Nigeria’s quartet of (Daniel Atinaya, Sikiru Adeyemi, Henry Okorie and Isah Salihu) who placed third and Team Botswana who finished second to qualify for the final.

At the end of day 4, South Africa maintain their lead on top of the table with 6 Gold, 10 Silver and 5 Bronze while Nigeria has 6 Gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze and third on the table is Kenya with 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze.

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