Two more medals were added to Team Nigeria’s kitty on Day 2 of action at the ongoing African Senior Athletics Championships in Mauritius, taking the country’s medal haul to three.

Following Tobi Amusan’s GOLD-winning exploit in the 100m Hurdles, the quartet of Emmanuel Ojeli, Ella Onojuvwewo, Ayo Adeola and Patience Okon-George raced to a Season’s Best (SB) of 3:22.38 to finish 2nd to Botswana who won GOLD in a time of 3:21.85, while Kenya took Bronze with 3:22.75.

Nigeria currently owns the African Record in the event after Ojeli, Okon-George, Samson Nathaniel and Imaobong Uko stormed to a time of 3:13.60 at the Tokyo Olympics.

Temitope Adeshina won the country’s third medal of the day in the women’s High Jump. Despite having just arrived Mauritius today, she went straight into action, eventually clinching Silver with a clearance of 1.79m.

Ghana’s Rose Yeboah won GOLD with the same mark as South African Yvonne Robson settled for Bronze.

Yemi Galadima is a Senior Sportswriter and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games, Olympics and World Athletics Championships. She also freelances for World Athletics.


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