It was a day of near-finishes for Team Nigeria at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, as the country is yet to win a medal after six days.

Defending Champion Tobi Amusan finished 6th in the women’s 100m hurdles final with a time of 12.62s. Danielle Williams was the surprise winner in 12.43s, while Olympic Champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn took the Silver in 12.44s. Former World Record (WR) holder Keni Harrison claimed Bronze in 12.46s.

Nigeria’s 200m representatives Favour Ofili and Alaba Akintola did not advance to the final. Ofili who was drafted in the toughest semis, placed 6th with a time of 22.86s. Defending Champion Shericka Jackson emerged victorious in 22s flat ahead of Sha’Carri Richardson (22.20s) and Marie Josee Ta Lou (22.226s).

Akintola placed 7th in his semis, racing to a time of 20.75s. Silver medalist Kenny Bednarek won the race in 19.96 just slightly away from Letsile Tebogo who dropped a 19.97.

Team Nigeria will be hoping to pick up a medal in the relays, which is the only event left for the team.


Gregory Airende is an enthusiastic Sportswriter and Analyst who has an in-depth knowledge of various sports like Athletics, Football, Basketball, and Gymnastics. His work experience include being a content writer at The Athletic Heat, to a Football Analyst at Sportskeeda and now a Junior Sportswriter at Making of Champions.


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