Esther Elo Joseph continued her winning streak on the domestic scene to claim her maiden women’s 400m National title on Day 3 of the National Olympic Trials in Benin.

The African Games Silver medallist has been aiming to get the title under her belt to consolidate on her consistent performance on the domestic front this season.

Joseph held off the more experienced Patience Okon-George in the last 20m to take the win with a time of 51.70s, which is not too far from her Personal Best (PB) of 51.63s set in March at the African Games.

This is a massive improvement for the quartermiler as she placed 6th with a time of 53.44s at last year’s edition of the National Trials held at the same Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

Okon-George ran her fastest time in the last five years to finish 2nd with a Seasons Best (SB) of 51.76s while Imaobong Nse Uko was 3rd in an SB of 52.04s. Omolara Ogunmankinju came in 4th in 52.15s.

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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