Nigeria’s relay teams will take another shot at qualifying for the Budapest 2023 World Athletics Championship at the Lagos Club Athletics series on Friday.
With the deadline for the World Championship pegged for July ending, the men’s 4x400m as well as the women’s 4x400m will again file out at the Yabatech Sports Complex on Friday July 14, 2023 in their quest to book a passage to the Budapest championship in August.
The teams last weekend, failed to qualify for the next month’s event with impressive performances at the CAA Region II Senior Athletics Championships, which ended Saturday in Lome, Togo.
The men’s quartet of Dubem Nwachukwu, Nathaniel Ezekiel, Ogazi Samuel and Chidi Okezie ran a seasons’ best of 3:02.91 the fastest a Nigerian men’s 4x400m team has run since July 2012 to move up to 18th in the qualification ranking.
For the women’s, the 4x400m quartet of Imaobong Nse Uko, Patience Okon-George, Queen Osunbor and Omolara Ogunmakinju ran 3:29.09 to move just outside the last team in the qualification spot.