3 Nigerians in women’s 400m final


Nigeria's women team pose with their silver medals

Nigeria's women team pose with their silver medals
Nigeria’s women team pose with their silver medals at the All Afrrica Games in Congo

Three Nigerian women on Monday in Brazzaville breezed into the final of the 400 metres at the ongoing 11th All-Africa Games (AAG) in Congo.

Patience George and Margaret Etim placed first and second respectively in heat 1, while Adeloye Oluwatosin qualified from heat 2 after placing second.

George had a time of 51.77 secs, Etim 52.34, while Oluwatosin had 51.24.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the final of the event will hold on Tuesday evening.

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In the men’s competition, Orukpe Erayokan won his heat 2 with a time of 44.95 to qualify, while Nathaniel Oghenewegba failed to qualify after placing fourth in heat 1 in 45.80.

Another Nigerian in the competition, Robert Simmonson who ran in heat 3 of the semi-finals, pulled up injured after about 300 metres into the race.

Also, in the women’s 100m hurdles, Lindsay Weyinme advanced from heat 3 after placing third with a time of 13.38 secs.

In another heat, Amusan Oluwatobiloba also qualified for the next stage after winning her heat with a time of 13.11.