Sun. Oct 20th, 2019

DOHA 2019: Nigeria Athletes Day 9 Review

The 17th edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships entered day 9 at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday in Doha,Qatar.

Day 9 saw a mixture of track and field events, as Team Nigeria wait for a medal at the World Championships continues.

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi who became the first Nigerian to qualify for the finals of any event at the ongoing World championships finished in 8th position overall.

The 2019 African Games Shot Put gold medalist threw a distance of 21.18m, as United States’ Joe Kovacs clinched the gold.

Oluwatobiloba Amusan showed class as she qualified for the Women’s 100m Hurdle semi finals in style with a personal best of 12.48s and also became the fastest woman on the day.

Ese Brume qualified directly into finals of the Women’s Long Jump event with just an attempt in group A qualification round.

The 2019 African Games Long Jump gold medalist leaped a distance of 6.89m, beating the qualification mark of 6.75m in the process, thus booking a place into the finals with ease.

In the women’s 4*400m, the quartet of Favour Ofili, Blessing Oladoye, Patience Okon George and Abike Egbeniyi, failed to qualify for the finals, as they finished 8th in time of 3:35.90s.

Team Jamaica won the heat while Poland finished second, and Canada completed the top 3.

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