Breaking – World Athletics Junior Championship: Nigeria strikes first Gold in 4x400m relays

Nigeria has just won first gold medal at the ongoing World Athletics Junior Championship in kenya after the country’s quartet won mixed 4×400m relay at the final.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the quartet of Johnson Nnamani, Imaobong Uko, Deborah Oke and Bamidele Ajayi won the event’s final race at the Kasarani Stadium.

The team won in a time of three minutes 19.70 seconds to set a new African record, a few hours after winning the opening round’s heat 2 in 3:21.66 seconds.

The trio of Nnamani, Oke, Ajayi and Ella Onojuvwevwo had earlier in the day got the best qualifying time in the event’s two first round (semi-final) heats for a continental record.

The team, now without Onojuvwevwo and with Uko, then went on in the final to improve on Nigeria’s performance to win in grand style.

NAN reports that Poland which had earlier recorded a season best at 3:24.69 won the event’s silver medal with an improved 3:19.80, which is another season best.

India also improved from a continental record of 3:23.36 to pick the bronze medal with a time of 3:20.60.