Nigeria’s two representatives on Day 5 at the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha; Patience Okon-George and Favour Ofili, couldn’t scale past their respective semifinal races of the women’s 400m.
Patience Okon-George, the multiple national champion and African Championships Bronze medallist, was pitted on the inside lane, and despite being in contention heading into the top bend, her flailing legs couldn’t see her through the home straight, finishing 6th with 51.89. Bahrain’s Salwar Eid Naser won the race in 49.79s.
For Favour Ofili, she will hold her head high regardless of placing 6th in her semis in 52.58s.
Running from lane 8, Ofili, the African U18 double champion, caught the stagger on Kenya’s Mary Moraa heading into the back stretch, but she began to fade while approaching the top bend, eventually taking 6th with 52.58s.