Nigeria will highlight in the 4x100m ladies hand-off occasion at the forthcoming World Athletics Championships holding in Oregon, USA, in spite of prior fears that the group will experience the impact of Blessing Okagbare’s boycott.
Okagbare who was prohibited for hostile to doping infringement was essential for the group six days in the wake of avoiding test assortment and contended in the 4x100m hand-off occasion at the Nigeria Olympic Trials, with her transfer crew fitting the bill during the current year’s World Championships.
Albeit the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) had said that the ruling against the previous Nigerian and African top dog will influence the group’s cooperation in the occasion, discoveries by Vanguard uncovered that group was recorded in the last section list for the Championships beginning fifteenth of July.
Their consideration is because of the ladies hand-off group from France being ‘drained.’
“We just got this news that France ladies’ 4x100m hand-off group is drained, and will most likely be unable to go to the titles in Oregon. As things stand, our ladies’ 4x100m transfer might be in Oregon in July,” An authority of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) had said.
Those recorded in the group are: Tobi Amusan, Rosemary Chukwuma, Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha, Favor Ofili, Joy Chinenye Udo-Gabriel. The group has a season best season of 43.25s.
The Championship was moved to 2022 because of the deferment of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 that came about because of the impact of Covid-19