Team Nigeria suffers additional blow as they crash out of another big event at Olympics
Nigeria’s hopes of winning medal in the women’s 4×100 meter category at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been decimated after losing out on Thursday, August 5.
Nigeria’s women’s 4 x 100 meters relay team were unsuccessful on Thursday as they could only turn in a time of 43.25 seconds in their heat at the Tokyo Olympics.
The result could only place the team in the sixth position in the eight-team heat two of the competition’s first round.
The result was bad for Team Nigeria, which had Tobiloba Amusan, Grace Nwokocha, Patience George, and Ese Brume running from lane four of the heat.
They hold an African record of 42.39 (Barcelona Games in 1992) and a season-best of 42.97 (Lagos on June 19), which had looked good enough for them ahead of the competition.
Germany won the heat with a season-best 42.00, while Switzerland were second with a national record of 42.05 and China third with 42.82.
All three teams qualified ahead of Poland and Brazil, with their season-best records of 43.09 and 43.15 for fourth and fifth places, respectively.
Meanwhile, the 2020 Summer Olympics is gradually coming to an end with Nigeria already having silver and bronze and people of the West African nation are still expecting more.