IAAF World Championships: Women’s 4x400m team is Nigeria’s last hope for a medal

IAAF World Championships: Women’s 4x400m team is Nigeria’s last hope for a medal

It’s been a rather disappointing outing for the Nigerian team at the IAAF World Championships in London, as the country is yet to win the color of any medal, with the competition closing on Sunday, August 13th.

However, there may still be hope before events end at the Olympic Stadium, as the women’s 4x400m team will aim to produce the best performances of their lives, in order to get a podium finish.

The quartet of Patience Okon-George, Glory Nathaniel, Emerald Egwim and Yinka Ajayi, produced an impressive performance during the Heat stage to finish 2nd behind Jamaica, clocking a Season’s Best (SB) of 3:25.40 in order to make the final.

The time is the fourth fastest of all heats behind the Americans, Jamaicans and Great Britain, and puts them in a strong position to challenge for a medal come Sunday evening.

With a new addition in either Abike Egbeniyi or Margaret Bamgbose; expected to replace one of Eqwim or Nathaniel, the country can only hope that no matter the formation they decide to take, it’ll lead to a medal and salvage some pride for the country.

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