Team Nigeria has won the country’s first gold medal in the 4×400 mixed relay at the ongoing U-20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.
The quartet of Johnson Nnamani, Imaobong Nse Uko, Opeyemi Oke and Bamidele Ajayi set a Championship Record of 3:19.70 to win the Gold in the Mixed 4x400m relay on Wednesday.
The Nigerian athletes also made history as the first winners of the event at the World Athletics U20 Championship, beating Poland (3:19.80) and India (3:20.60) to second and third spots, respectively.
Team Nigeria made one change to the quartet that ran a then championship record of 3:21.66 in the semifinal by bringing in Nse Uko, the fastest girl in the quartermile coming to the championship and the 17 year old didn’t disappoint as she handed over the baton to third leg runner, Oke in first position.
The Mixed Relays is one of the most recent events added to the athletics sports and Nigeria is already up to speed in competing for honours in the unique event.
Watch the race video below:
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