Nigeria’s men 4×100 metres team narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Olympic games which would take place in Tokyo this summer.
The team which comprises Adegoke Enoch, Jerry Jakpa, Usheoritse Itshekiri and Godson Brume clocked a season’s best of 38.56, but it was a fraction of time too late to get them into the qualification top list.
However, Nigeria’s mixed 4×400 metres relay team will represent the nation at the Olympic games in Tokyo this summer.
The team of Nse Imaobong, Patience Okon-George, Nathaniel Samson, and Chidi Okezie, secured qualification to the event by running a season’s best of 3:14,09 at the Making Of Champions relay meet in Lagos on Sunday.
The performance was a new national record and placed the team above Ukraine and the Czech Republic on the World Athletics top list for the Olympic games.
The competition was the final opportunity for the team to secure its participation at the Olympics as the qualification window is set to close on the 29th of June. The team missed out on the World Relays in Poland last month.
The team also failed to post the required time at the national trials last weekend and at the Lagos Open Athletics a few days later.
The group became Nigeria’s third relay team to book a ticket to the Olympic games. The women’s 4×100 meters and 4×400 metres teams had earlier secured their appearance at the event.