It was the closing week of the World Athletics Championships qualification window, and some of Nigeria’s athletes did everything possible to get the qualifying standards before the July 30th deadline.
After so many trials, Edose Ibadin finally got to qualify for his third-ever World Championships at the DC Track Championships in Virginia as he bettered his National Record (NR) and Personal Best (PB) from August 2020, to win the men’s 800m in a groundbreaking 1:44.65, which also doubles as an Olympic qualifying time.
Navasky Anderson of Jamaica and John Rivera of Puerto Rico finished 2nd and 3rd in 1:44.70 and 1:45.29 respectively.
The men’s 4×100m punched their ticket to Budapest at the Warri Relays after blazing to a Season’s Best (SB) of 38.26s, which ranks them in 14th place in the world rankings. The quartet comprised Favour Ashe, Kayinsola Ajayi, Alaba Akintola, and Godson Brume.
Nigeria Team B and Gambia placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.
At the True Athletes Classic in Leverkusen, Seye Ogunlewe came 3rd in the men’s 100m with a time of 10.17s.
Jamaica’s Yohan Blake won the race in 10.01s ahead of Great Britain’s Jeremiah Azu who was 2nd in 10.07s.