Team Nigeria makes history on Day 2 of the 2017 World Championships

Four Nigerian athletes competed on the Day 2 of the 2017 London World Athletics Championship which began on Friday, 4th of August 2017.

Olympic and World Championship medallist in the Long Jump, Blessing Okagbare had the best performance by a Nigerian athlete who competed on Day 2 of the World Championships finishing 2nd with 11.22s behind USA’s Tori Bowie with a winning time of 11.05s in heat 3. The women’s 100m semi final and final comes up today.

It surely won’t be an easy day to forget for the 400m National Champion and World Championship debutante, Samson Nathaniel who finished 5th in heat 6 with a time of 46.63s far from his personal Season best of 45.23sec which he did at The AFN/Dynamic Meet in Abuja this year. The heat 6 of the 400m men was won by Nathon Allen of Jamaica with a time of 44.91s.

Nigeria’s Edose Ibadun makes history as he is the second Nigerian athlete to compete in the 800m men in the World Championships . He finished 6th in heat 1 with a time of 1:46.51s as he couldn’t match his personal best of 1:45.87 and unfortunately couldn’t make it to the finals of the 800m men.

Purdue University graduate and World Championship debutante, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi threw a distance of 19.72m in his final attempt better than the previous throws and managed to finish 10th in the Group B and 25th in overall rankings in the Shot Put men and that wasn’t enough to make the finals.

Chukwuebuka competing at the World Champs. Photo Credit: Making of Champions

We wish our Nigerain athletes the best as they compete in subsequent events. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get all the action as it happens at the London stadium.

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