Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

By Ojukwu Emmanuel Chiadikaobi


In a display of sheer dominance, Team Nigeria once again showcased their sprinting prowess at the 13th edition of the African Games, securing their 11th consecutive gold in the Women’s 4x100m relay event. The relay team, anchored by none other than World Record Holder Tobi Amusan, blazed through the track with lightning speed, leaving competitors from Liberia and host nation Ghana in their wake.

Clocking in at an impressive 43.05 seconds, Team Nigeria narrowly missed breaking their own game record set back in 2003 by a mere 0.01 seconds. The quartet, consisting of Tobi Amusan, Justina Eyakpobeyan, Olajide Olayinka, and Fore Abinusawa, demonstrated exceptional coordination and speed, solidifying Nigeria’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with in track and field.

The race witnessed fierce competition as Liberia and Ghana battled for the remaining podium spots. However, Team Nigeria’s impeccable performance left no room for doubt as they surged ahead to claim the gold medal, leaving Liberia trailing behind at 44.02 seconds and Ghana securing third place with a time of 44.21 seconds.

This remarkable victory not only adds to Nigeria’s rich sporting legacy but also highlights the incredible talent and dedication of its athletes. With their eyes set on future competitions, Team Nigeria continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide with their extraordinary achievements on the track.

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