The Nigerian Women’s 4x100m relay quartet of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, and Grace Nzubechi Nwokocha have made it to the final of the commonwealth games the fastest in all the semi-final race to book a place in the final.
The team posted 42,22 secs to record the fastest time so far in the competition.
Daryl Neita and Jamaica, who won the other semifinal in 43.66 seconds
The Nigerian relay team shows promises of winning Gold in the final of the event held in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Fresh from the Team’s Nigeria and African record-setting 42.22 seconds run in Oregon, the USA at the World Athletics Championships last month, the quartet broke 43 seconds again, running 42.59 seconds to qualify for the final.
The time is the fastest in the semifinals ahead of England (42.72), who ran without 100m bronze medalist, Daryl Neita, and Jamaica, who won the other semifinal in 43.66 seconds without Tokyo Olympics double sprint champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah.
The Nwokocha-led quartet will now be seeking to become the first Nigerian women’s relay team (women’s 4x100m and 4x400m) to win a Commonwealth Games title.
Nigeria has won silver (2014) and bronze (1990 and 2018) in the 4x100m event in past editions and will feel it is time to move up to gold this time.