Jerry Jakpa made his international debut for Nigeria at the African Senior Championships in Asaba where he got to the semis of the men's 200m.

MoC’s Jerry Jakpa took to the men’s 200m at the Kip Keino Classic in Kenya where he finished 4th, running a brilliant Season’s Best (SB) of 20.71s (+1.2m/s) in a race won by South Africa’s Sinesipho Dambile in an SB of 20.44s.

Jakpa came off the bend in second position but was hauled in by Arthur Gue Cisse who got a slow start but came through well in the latter stages to lay claim to 2nd in 20.53s as Tazan Kamanga Dyrbak finished 3rd in a Personal Best (PB) of 20.61s.

In the women’s event, Joy Udo-Gabriel also finished 4th in 24.22s (-0.7) as the race was taken by Briton Kristal Awuah in a PB of 23.05s.

Hemida Bassant was not far off in 2nd with 23.13s as Rhodah Ndjobvu clocked ran 23.18s (PB) for 3rd.


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