Nigeria’s female quartet of Tobi Amusan, Ofili, Chukwuma’s and Nwokocha blew defending champions England away and made 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah settle for Bronze.
Nigerian team won with a new African record of 42.10 second.
Although Nigeria coming out tops may have surprised some, it was actually a replay of the team’s feat that saw them qualify for the final with the fastest qualifying time.
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.
The quartet have now stepped up their game by claiming gold medal first time in the country’s history.
Meanwhile , the Nigerian quartet of Udodi Onwuzurike, Favour Ashe, Alaba Akintola and Raymond Ekevwo have won Bronze in the men’s 4x100m relay finishing in a time of 38.81s