Team Nigeria 4X100m women

By Harry Awurumibe

Team Nigeria Track and Field competitors on Sunday picked more medals as Nigeria women’s clinched the 4×100m Gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Prompt News Online reports.

The quartet of Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha ran a new African Record of 42. 20 seconds to place first ahead England and Jamaica in the final.

Amusan who is the current World Athletics  Champion ran the first leg before handing over the baton smoothly to Favour Ofili who had on Saturday won Silver medal for Team Nigeria in the 200m final.

Ofili ran the bend before passing the baton to Rosemary Chukwuma who gave a good account of herself before handing over the baton to the anchor, fleet-footed Grace Nwokocha who gracefully ran the race of her life as the Team England and Jamaica anchors, chased her in vain to the finish line as Team Nigeria struck Gold.

Earlier, Team Nigeria 4×100m (Men) finished in the 3rd Place to clinch the Bronze medal