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Two Nigerians in 100 Metre Women’s Final

Two Nigerian athletes are in this Tuesday’s women 100 metre final as the athletics event of the African Games enters day two in Accra. Olayinka Olajide who returned a time 11.46 seconds is expected to lead a pack of eight athletes in the quest for gold....CONTINUE READING

She is joined by her compatriot, Justina Eyakpobyaro who also came first in the second semi-final race after clocking 11.61seconds. But the duo may face stiff opposition from Gambia’s Mariam Bittaye whose time of 11.37 seconds was the fastest returned by the eight finalists.

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A third Nigerian in the semi-finals, Blessing Oguniran mised the cut after returning a time of 11.72 seconds to place fifth in the third semi-finals race.

The other finalists are Natacha ngoye of Congo, Batam Sebele of Botswana, Alyse Mcoy of Liberia, Claudire Njararasoa of Madagascar and Ghana’s Mary Boakry.