World Athletics Championships:Nigeria Mixed Team Fail To Qualify For Final

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By Sedara Philip

Nigeria’s quartet of Dubem Nwachukwu, Patience Okon-George, Ezekiel Nathaniel and Imaobong Nse Uko finish 7th in Heat 2 of the mixed 4x400m relay at the ongoing World Athletics Championships, clocking a Season’s Best (SB) of 3:14.38.

The race was won by the Netherlands in a SB of 3:12.12 and followed by France who set a National Record (NR) of 3:12.25). The Czech Republic was 3rd in 3.12.52.

Drawn in Lane 9, Nwachukwu, who is making his debut for Nigeria, established a good lead before handing the baton to Okon-George.

The team eventually faded to 7th and will not be in tonight’s final, finishing 12th overall. Samson Nathaniel, Uko, Dubem Amene and Okon-George placed 6th in last year’s final in Oregon.

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