MoC quartet of Edwin Peter, Onengi Ikoko, Jerry Jakpa, and Segun Akhigbe

It was a good outing for Making of Champions’ (MoC) athletes who put up respectable performances in some of the events they competed in at the Eko Athletics Grand Prix, held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

The MoC team won two medals, Silver and Bronze in men’s 4x100m and women’s 100m, with the other athletes registered just narrowly missing out on podium placements.

Cecilia Francis comfortably won the women's 100m, with Precious Okoronkwo taking 2nd place and Joy Udo Gabriel 3rd
Cecilia Francis comfortably won the women’s 100m, with Precious Okoronkwo taking 2nd place and Joy Udo Gabriel 3rd

 

In a race won by Cecilia Francis who took women’s 100m GOLD in 11.88s, MoC’s Joy Udo Gabriel was with Precious Okoronkwo all the way as she dipped in to finish 3rd in the women’s 100m with a time of 12.17s. Okoronkwo took 2nd place crossing the line in 12.13s.

Joy Udo Gabriel receiving her Bronze medal in the women's 100m
Joy Udo Gabriel receiving her Bronze medal in the women’s 100m

Meanwhile, in the men’s 100m which was adjudged by fastest times as there were two finals, MoC duo of Edwin Peter and Onengi Ikoko narrowly missed out from the overall top three.

Peter finished 3rd in final A with a time of 11.00s, which was won by Bamiyo Obute in 10.85s and Funmilola Badewo 2nd with a time of 10.86s.

In Final B, Ikoko was out-dipped at the line as he finished 2nd with 10.90s and Folarin Jare winning with a time of 10.88s.

All smiles as the MoC quartet of Peter, Jakpa, Akhigbe and Ikoko were getting set for their race.
All smiles as the MoC quartet of Peter, Jakpa, Akhigbe and Ikoko were getting set for their race.

Competing in the men’s 4x100m, the quartet of Peter, Jeremiah Jakpa, Segun Akhigbe and Ikoko combined to bring the baton home in 42.54s, finishing 2nd behind Eagle Sight Team A who won in 42.00s. Eagle Sight Team B finished 3rd in 43.02s.

Edwin Peter took the lead leg for team MoC in their men's 4x100m relay
Edwin Peter took the lead leg for team MoC in their men’s 4x100m relay

Coached by MoC’s Deji Aliu, the team will be contented to have finished with two medals as they look forward to latter competitions.

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Very proficient in writing and talking about football, but has now found a new love in Athletics. Just a matter of time before I become a master on things pertaining to the tracks. Formerly the Content Manager-Sports at NigerianBulletin and Allsports, Christopher is now a Senior Sports writer at Making of Champions.

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