It was another successful outing for Team Nigeria on the penultimate day of competition as they extended their medal tally to 16!

Ese Brume inspired a 1-3-4 finish for the nation as she defended her title from Rabat in 2019 with a monstrous leap of 6.92m while youngster, Prestina Ochonogor handled her nerves like a pro to take the Bronze in 6.67m. Ruth Usoro placed 4th with 6.62m.

There was a major upset in the women’s Discus throw as Amaechi Obiageri won the event with a Personal Best on her very last attempt in 58.93m ahead of Chioma Onyekwere (58.03m) who took the title at the last edition. Ashley Anumba was 4th in 54.88m.

Kemi Francis took her second consecutive silver in the Heptathlon with a total point of 5268 behind Benin Republic’s Ahouanwanou Odile (5616 points).

In the 200m, Olayinka Olajide was the only Nigerian to qualify for the final after she won her semis with a time of 23.51s. Consider Ekanem (20.92s) and Alaba Akintola (21.00s) also qualified for the final in the men’s division.

Nigeria’s 4×400m men’s quartet (Dubem Nwachukwu, Emmanuel Ojeli, Samson Nathaniel and Sikiru Adeyemi) qualified for the final after placing 2nd in their heat with a time of 3:06.48.


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