As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games hit the home stretch with three days left to compete, Team Nigeria’s medal chances were given yet another boost with the qualification of the 4x100m women’s team for the relay finals.
The quartet led by Africa’s fastest woman Blessing Okagbare, together with Gloria Asumnu, Jennifer Mmadu and Agnes Osazuwa earned the automatic qualifying spot by finishing second in 42.55 seconds behind Germany in Heat 2.
In other events, Nigeria failed to register wins in wrestling where Odunayo Adekuroye and Blessing Oburududu were ousted in the 53kg and 63kg categories respectively.
Stephen Mozia with the seventh longest throw of 2016 in the shotput event placed 28th out of 34 participants as he registered no-throws on his first two attempts, and his last throw of 18.98m did not meet the qualifying mark.
Meanwhile, the National record holder in high jump Doreen Amata, didn’t progress to final as well, after finishing 27th overall.