On the third day of the Oregon 2022 World Championships, four (4) Nigerian athletes were in action, competing in the women’s 400m, men’s 400mH, women’s 100m and men’s Shot Put.

Grace Nwokocha ran in the first heat of the women’s 100m semifinals, placing 4th with a time of 11.16s, same as what she ran to qualify for the semis where her race was won by Shericka Jackson, the eventual World Silver medallist in the event.

Imaobong Nse Uko who competed in the morning session, ran in the fourth heat of the women’s 400m, finishing in 8th place with a time of 52.80s.

Nathaniel Ezekiel looked poised for a great performance in the men’s 400mH semifinal, but he stumbled across the first barrier and lost momentum for the remaining part of the race. Regardless, he managed to clear all the other barriers and finished the race in 54.18s.

Nigeria’s only finalist on Day 3 was Chukwuebuka Enekwechi in the men’s Shot Put, managing to throw 20.65m which was good enough for 11th place.

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