2016 Rio Olympics: Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare qualifies for 4 x 100m relay final


Team Nigeria has one more chance to win a Gold medal at the Rio Olympics before it ends this weekend after Blessing Okagbare alongside Gloria Asumnu, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa qualified for the finals of women’s 4x100m relay.

The Nigerian quartet who finished in 42.55 seconds came second in heat two behind Germany who clocked 42.18seconds. Nigerians will hope the team can do well on the finals slated for 2.15am Saturdayin Nigeria to win the country’s first medal at the sporting event.

In the other heat, Veronica Campbell-Brown and former 100m champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led Jamaica to the final in 41.93secs.

New sprint queen, Elaine Thompson did not take part in the heat but is expected to lead the Jamaican push for the 4x100m gold in the final race
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