Nigeria Win 4x400m Mixed Relay Gold at World Athletics U-20 Championships

Team Nigeria athletes won gold in the 4×400 mixed relay at the ongoing U-20 World Athletics Championships on Wednesday.

They had run a national record time of 3:21.66 to claim Heat 2 and qualify for the final.

The quartet – Johnson Nnamani, Imaobong Nse Uko, Opeyemi Oke, and Bamidele Ajayi – proceeded to set a Championships Record and win the country’s inaugural gold at the competition in 3:19.70.

They defeated Poland (3:19.80) and India (3:20.60) to make history as the first winners of the event at the World Athletics U-20 Championship.

Meanwhile, Namibia’s Beatrice Masilingi who is unable to compete at certain events as she has differences in sexual development finished first in her 100m semi-final at the World under-20s championships on Wednesday.

Masilingi, 18, is blocked from running distances between 400m and one mile as under World Athletics she has a rare physiology giving her an unfair competitive advantage.

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