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Africa Athletics Championships: Nigeria climbs to third dwelling on medals desk

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Crew Nigeria has moved up to the third dwelling on the medals desk at the continuing 22nd African Senior Athletics Championships in Mauritius.

With two more gold medals and a bronze acquired on the third day of action, Crew Nigeria has increased its medals haul to six, comprising three gold, two silver, and a bronze medal.

South Africa and Kenya in the meanwhile take the tip two spots with five and four gold medals respectively.

Golden moments
Crew Nigeria’s golden moment on Friday came in girls folk’s Discus and girls folk’s 4x100m relay respectively.

Chioma Onyekwere with a tag of 58.19m efficiently defended her title in the girls folk’s Discus tournament in Mauritius.

The Nationwide Document holder also acquired this same tournament all the scheme thru the last edition of the championship held in Asaba, Delta Train.

There used to be more to cheer for Nigeria in the girls folk’s discus tournament as Obiageri Amechi scooped the bronze in what’s her maiden world look.

Her tag of 54.44m earned her a dwelling on the podium.

In the girls folk’s relay tournament, the quartet of Reward Ofoku, Tima Godbless, Reward Idamadudu, and Tobi Amusan gave a correct fable of themselves to steal gold.

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The Nigerian females posted a time of 44.45s to enact sooner than South Africa (44.87s) and Gambia (44.97s).

Essentially the most unusual gold used to be the country’s 11th title in the girls folk’s 4x100m in the historical past of the championships.

Interestingly, Nigeria can be the defending champion on this tournament as Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Amusan, and Rosemary Chukwuma acquired gold in Asaba in 2018.

Heartbreaks
Friday used to be no longer all correct for Crew Nigeria as the country’s males’s relay crew made up of the quartet of Raymond Ekevwo, Nicholas Mabilo, Ogho-Oghene Egwero, and Seye Ogunlewe completed fourth of their high-tail.

There used to be also disappointment for Nigeria in the girls folk’s 400m closing the put Persistence George may perchance presumably well completely prepare a fifth-dwelling enact barely 24 hours after serving to the country to a silver medal in the 4x400m Blended Relay.

Crew Nigeria will hope for more medals as action continues on Saturday in Mauritius.

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