Nigeria’s quartet of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha gallantly finished fourth in the final of the Women’s 4x100m relay event at the 2022 World Athletics Championships with 42.22secs new African record, Completesports.com reports.
The terrific quartet smashed the hitherto African record of 32.39secs set by bronze-winning Team Nigeria’s foursome of Mary Onyali, Christy Opara-Thompson, Beatrice Utondu and Faith Idehen at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Running in Lane-8, the Nigeria failed to make a podium feat for the umpteenth time and settled four another fourth position just as the quartet of Chioma Ajunwa, Endurance Ojokolo, Mercy Nku and Mary Onyali-Omagbem did 11 years ago with a time of 42.52 seconds at the 2001 edition in Edmonton, Canada.
Still not over this finish 🤯
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) July 24, 2022
The rampant USA foursome of Melissa Jefferson, Abby Steiner, Jenna Prandini and Twanisha Terry bagged the Women’s 4x100m relay Gold medal in style with a world-leading 41.14 seconds. Jamaica won the Silver in 41.18 seconds, while Germany took home the Bronze with 42.03 seconds finish.
Nigeria missed a podium feat by a whisker. Rosemary Chukwuma who ran the third-leg made a 50-50 dash with Germany’s Gina Luckenkemper, but a faulty baton cost the team a Bronze medal.