The wait for a first World Championships medal for team Nigeria since 2013 will enter day 9 as it’s men and women’s 4x400m relay team couldn’t reach the final in Doha.
The women’s team, who were ranked 16th in the world this year, went into their Heats with three quarter of the team that won Bronze at the commonwealth Games in 2018, with Mercy Ntia-Obong replacing Tobi Amusan.
Drawn in lane 3, African Championships Bronze medallist Joy Udo-Gabriel took the lead leg, as she handed over to Blessing Okagbare, who ran the second leg.
Still in contention for a qualifying spot, Okagbare passed the baton to Ntia-Obong on the third leg who in turn gave Rosemary Chukwuma, as she brought home the baton in 6th with a Season’s Best (SB) time of 43.05s.
For the men, the quartet of Enoch Adegoke, Usheoritse Itsekiri, Ogho-Oghene Egwero and Seye Ogunlewe got disqualified for a lane infringement in Heat 2 of the men’s 4x100m ,thereby missing the final.