2020 Olympics: Nigeria crashes out in women’s 4x400m relay
Following poor performances in the women’s 4x100m relay and the Shotput final, TeamNigeria’s hopes of adding to her two medals at the present #Tokyo2020 Olympics were dashed.
Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha, long jumper Ese Brume, hurdler Tobiloba Amusan, and Patience Okon-George of Nigeria finished sixth in heat 2 in 43.25 seconds, unable to advance past Round 1.
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Nigeria’s participant in the Shotput final, had a false throw, 18.87m, and 19.74m in three attempts, placing 12th out of 12 competitors.
Ryan Crouser of the United States, the defending Olympic champion, broke his own Olympic record of 22.52m three times to win gold; 22.83m, 22.93m, and 23.30m; with fellow American Joe Kovacs (22.65m) and New Zealand’s Tom Walsh (22.47m) taking silver and bronze, respectively.
On August 6, Adijat Avorshai Idris of Nigeria will compete in the women’s 50m freestyle wrestling event at the #Tokyo2020 Olympics, where she will face Livach Oksana of Ukraine.
Nigeria has only won a bronze medal (Blessing Oborodudu, women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling) and a silver medal (Ese Brume, long jump).